The movie Daybreakers is an upcoming sci-fi vampire film written and directed by Peter and Michael Spierig. The film is reversing the usual demographics we are used to see in Vampire movie: in Daybreakers Mankind is the new minority! Daybreakers is starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. It is scheduled for a release on January 8, 2010.
Here the first official movie trailer of Daybreakers released by Lionsgate:
Imagine a world where almost everyone is a vampire.
No one grows old and the remaining humans are hunted and farmed for blood
This winter the battle between immortality and humanity is on!
“Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, 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.”
– Ethan Hawke as Edward Dalton, a vampire researcher who tries to save humanity from extinction.
– Sam Neill as a vampire in charge of a corporation.
– Willem Dafoe as a vampire who duels with Hawke’s character.
– Claudia Karvan as Lucy, Edward’s love interest.
– Vince Colosimo in an unnamed role.
– Isabel Lucas as the last surviving member of the human race.
I think I’d be glad to forgo the status of human in exchange of immortality. And about the blood farms: ok, sure, it’s disgusting. The premise of the movie is that artificial blood (true blood?) can’t be done (at least not fast enough, just to create some suspense). But recent research lets us expect real artificial blood that works in a not-too-distant future. More than vampirism, I’d be appealed by immortality for sure!