New vampire flick Daybreakers is one that could really go either way. A slick vampire thriller set in a future where vampires are in the majority, hunting down humans, the trailer above has shades of Underworld, 30 Days of Night and Ultraviolet.
The thing is, though, there’s a world of difference between these three films, ranging from the good (30DoN) to the bad (Ultraviolet) with Underworld falling somewhere between the two at a point where few people admit to liking it, but it still manages to do well enough to spawn two sequels.
Either way, Daybreakers boasts a much better known cast than those other films, with Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill and Willem Defoe (all of whom have starred in their fair share of stinkers, let’s be honest.) It remains to be seen whether relative newcomes Peter and Michael Spierig’s movie will prove a success or something worse.
Daybreakers is due for release in early 2010.
What better time for a film about vampires to come out than when all the kids are on their Easter holidays. “Let The Right One In” opens this Friday, and is certainly a refreshing change to the usual keep-the-kids-amused fare we get into the cinema at this time of year.
This review comes with a warning though: the movie’s is Swedish. That means it was shot in Sweden, that they speak Swedish, and that there’s subtitles. If you’re not prepared to read the subtitles, then I don’t ever want to have to talk to you again.