Thursday, August 13, 2009

Coming Soon: Daybreakers

Following my previous post on the brilliant 6 months ahead for Australian movies, I shamefully neglected to include Daybreakers. A film written and directed by Australian brothers Michael and Peter Spierg.

It is set in 2019, in a world were most of the population are vampires, and a steady decline in human numbers is also meaning a decline in the blood supply. It is definitely more in the action/thriller/horror vampire genre than your cutesy Twilight style vampire tales

It stars Sam Neil, Ethan Hawke, Willem Defoe, Claudia Karvan, and it looks absolutely amazing.

This is a film for anyone you know who says they hate Australian films. It reportedly cost $21m to make, but it looks like it cost $60m. It's due to be released in early January in the US and on the Australia Day weekend here.

I have big hopes for this film - the buzz on fanboy sites like Ain't it Cool News is very strong.

The trailer is one of the best I've ever seen for an Aussie film (great use of a cover of "Running Up that Hill" by Placebo).

The brothers next project is to do a remake of the Errol Flynn film Captain Blood. Reportedly it is to be set in space. I'm not sure about that, but this film I do know - it's got hit written all over it.

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