The Spierig Brothers made their film debut back in 2003 with “Australian zombie horror comedy” Undead. They’ve sinced moved on to vampires, and their latest, Daybreakers, stars Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, and Sam Neill.
Edward Dalton (Hawke) is a researcher in the year 2019, 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. [Yahoo]
Normally I’d hear the word ‘vampire’ and start wanking dismissively out of reflex, but I’ll give them credit for a concept that sounds marginally more interesting than your usual fangy romance. It looks like they use the premise more as a play on society and mortality than on love. I guess what I’m saying is, I’ll bite. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! ‘CAUSE THEY’RE VAMPIRES, GET IT??? (*sigh*) I suck. In related news, I hear Willem Dafoe f*cks like a gargoyle. True story.