Two-time Academy Award nominee® Ethan Hawke plays Ed, a researcher in the year 2017, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into vampires. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.
Unless you were a fan of the 2003 cult classic horror film Undead, there's a pretty good chance you hadn't heard about the filmmaking brothers Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig until earlier this year. The Brothers Spierig's feature follow-up to their Undead debut was this year's intriguing vampire film Daybreakers, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 11. I recently had a chance to talk with this directing brothers about their latest film and here's what they had to say.
I watched the film for the first time last night and I was kind of surprised by it, not in a bad way, but I was looking at the budget figures and it certainly doesn't look like a $20 million movie at all. It was quite impressive.Read More
You can bring home a whole new look at vampires on DVD and Blu-ray this May. Daybreakers will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 11th. The standard DVD will be priced at $29.95 with the BD will be priced at $39.99 SRP. We don't have any cover art images but we'll update this story as soon as we have the images. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Isabel Lucas.
Written and directed by The Spierig Brothers, audiences are introduced to a futuristic world - where vampires reign supreme and blood is big business. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.Read More
Practically everywhere you turn now there are vampires! Whether it's on TV with award winning shows such as HBO's True Blood or on the big screen with films like the ridiculously popular Twilight and it's equally successful sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon, there just seems to be no getting away from the vampire's bite. Now two-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke takes a stab at the vampire genre with his bloody and realistic new film Daybreakers, opening in theaters on January 8th, directed by Peter and Michael Spierig who helmed the hit Zombie film Undead. Hawke, who received his nominations for co-writing Before Sunset and starring opposite Denzel Washington in Training Day, first caught audience's attention with his performance in the film Dead Poets Society but it was his roles in Ben Stiller's Reality Bites and Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise that made him a star. Incidentally, Daybreakers marks the actors first appearance in a sci-fi or genre film since his role in the popular, now almost "cult classic," film Gattaca over a decade ago. We recently had a chance to sit down with the accomplished actor/writer/director/novelist and talk about the new film, the genre, his role, working with the "king of vampire actors" Willem Dafoe, how he chooses his projects and of course ... vampires! To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
In film Daybreakers, the year is 2019 and a mysterious plague has swept over the earth, transforming the majority of the world's population into vampires. Humans are now an endangered, second-class species, forced into hiding as they are hunted and farmed for vampire consumption to the brink of extinction. It's all up to Edward Dalton (Hawke), a vampire researcher who refuses to feed on human blood, to perfect a blood substitute that might sustain vampires and spare the few remaining humans. But time and hope are running out until Ed meets Audrey (Claudia Karvan), a human survivor who leads him to a startling medical breakthrough, and Lionel "Elvis" Cormac (Willem Dafoe), a fellow human survivor who is harboring a shocking secret that could change the world. Armed with knowledge that both humans and vampires will kill for, Ed must battle his own kind in a deadly struggle that will decide the fate of the human race. Starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Vince Colosimo, Isabel Lucas and Sam Neill. Directed by The Spierig Brothers, Daybreakers opens in theaters on January 8th.Read More
Daybreakers is set to sink its teeth into theaters on January 8 and we certainly have to celebrate this new genre film hitting theaters. We have a brand new contest running and we're giving away such prizes as sunglasses, a water bottle, the one-sheet poster and even an energy potion blood pouch. You know these unique prizes will go fast, so be sure to enter this big giveaway today.
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