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Gotta’ See Trailers: ‘Daybreakers’

daybreakers_teaserposter_mAnother vampire film? Yes, I know. With “True Blood” running amok on HBO and the “Twilight” series driving teenagers batty, it seems that vampires are all the rage today. So what makes “Daybreakers” more than just a run-of-the-mill vampire flick? Or even a promising horror film?

Let’s start with the cast: Ethan Hawk, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neil. Still with me?

How about adding in a high concept premise? Set in the year 2019, vampires have taken over the Earth by a mysterious plague but an obvious problem arises as the human population dwindles. What happens when there isn’t any more blood to feed off?

Working for Neil, Hawke plays a vampire scientist who is attempting to find a synthetic blood source. Meanwhile, Dafoe leads a team of human resistance fighters also hell-bent on finding a cure, or something better.

Still interested? Hit the jump for the trailer, release date, and early impressions. Vodpod videos no longer available.

The film will hit theaters on Jan. 8 and has already premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews. While the film hasn’t been heralded as the greatest film ever, overall the general impression is that for vampire fans, horror fans, or fans of awesome films, it is a must-watch and a fun ride with a great premise and execution by the writer/director duo of the Spierig Brothers.

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September 18, 2009 - Posted by | Gotta' See Trailers | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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