Two German born directors, a cast of Hollywood stars and Australian financing make up the pieces of the upcoming vampire film Daybreakers.
I was pretty excited when it was announced that Ethan Hawke, Sam Neil and Willem Dafoe had all signed on for the film to be directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, about a plague that had transformed nearly every human into vampires. IMDb goes on to explain:
Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind. A researcher (Hawke) works with a covert group of vamps to a band of humans fight back.
So I’ll be the first to admit that this isn’t new and frankly, it sounds oddly reminiscent of the recent I Am Legend and even Blade but I like these actors, I like the premise and I love the look of these pictures – except for the eyes. Not sure I’m digging the green/yellow thing they’ve got going on.
Daybreakers is scheduled for release in September. Thanks to Collider for the great photos.