New Daybreakers PSA Reminds You to Turn in Humans

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 9:03 am,

daybreakers poster header New Daybreakers PSA Reminds You to Turn in Humans

Earlier this summer, we posted a great trailer for the upcoming modern vampire tale Daybreakers. The first time I watched the trailer was in the theater before watching The Final Destination and all I could think was “Wow, I wanna watch that instead!” How can a movie go wrong with actors like Ethan Hawke (Gattaca), Sam Neil (Event Horizon) and Willem Dafoe (John Carter of Mars)? The answer – You can’t!

Set in a (obvious) future, fictional world where vampires have just about converted every human to be a stalker of the night, Daybreakers takes the unique approach of applying modern day situations and geopolitical statements to the vampires – they are slowly running out of food (read: blood) and have begun farming humans for just their blood, think The Matrix but with plasma.

A group of humans, lead by the crossbow wielding Elvis (Dafoe), survive outside of the blood farms and while Edward (seriously? Do we need another Edward the vampire?), played by Hawke, tries to find a blood substitute, he stumbles upon a cure. Unfortunately, it would appear that not every vampire is eager to switch back, including Charles Bromely (Neil).

Check out this new video clip courtesy of MTV Movies Blog after the jump:

Daybreakers is the third film written and directed by brothers Michael and Peter Spierig, whose last film Undead was very enjoyable but underrated. Many people don’t know this but the brothers did all of the special effects for Undead themselves on their home computers. This time around though, I think they were able to splurge for something a bit more expensive.

I’m hoping we see some viral PSA style marketing for this movie as we get closer to the January release date. It’s a novel approach to think that the “vamps” no longer want to kill all the human when they feed. Kind of reminds me of how humans have a tendency to over fish the tuna population, except this time we’re the tuna.

Next up for the Spierig brothers is a remake of the classic Errol Flynn movie, Captain Blood and if Daybreakers is half as good as the trailer is, then consider me on board for that movie too.

Are you interested in watching this new take on vampire lore or are you all vamped out?

Daybreakers sinks its teeth into audiences January 8th, 2010.

Source: MTV Movies Blog

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  1. I absolutely LOVED “Undead”. I didn’t know this film was by the same filmmakers. The trailer I saw a while back looked awesome, and when I DO get around to watching this trailer, I’m sure it will be just as exciting.

    To answer your question: I’m not sick of vampire films. I’m sick of Emo/Goth/Teen vampires. The SouthPark Vampire/Goth episode anyone? It said it all.

  2. I’m pretty sick of this whole fascination for vampires. Both the emo goth view of them and the whole romantic view of them. This movie is probably the only vampire movie that looks even halfway interesting for me, and that’s only because it puts a whole new spin on the vampire genre…

  3. Sam Neill is a god among men!!!!!!!!! Greatest actor of all time!

  4. This movie looks great- good to see Ethan Hawke back on the scene. The Daybreakers facebook page is cool too- http://bit.ly/3B1JlG

  5. After that people are going to say that twilight is a good vampire movie? Please …..

  6. I too have to admit, that the whole vampire genre is getting old in hurry. I mean, we have movies for civilized vampires (Twilight), mutant vampires (Blade II) vampires mixed into society (True Blood on HBO), mean vampires (The Lost Boys), prettyboy Vampires (Interview with the Vampire), ruthless Vampires (30 Days of Night), original vampires (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), hunted vampires (John Carpenter’s Vampires), vampires at war (Underworld)…you name it, there’s a vampire movie for it. I think this new spin is a pretty cool concept, but I for one am burned out on bloodsuckers.

  7. @joeslankas

    LOL, I know what you mean, bt good thing for me, I usually just don’t watch anything with vampires in it. So I’m still open to a new spin on vampires as long as they don’t glorify them like all of the other spins on the idea… I like this one because they are normal and flawed, they are not like some romantic mystical blah blah blah crap with girls going “oh, he’s soooo hot!” *rolls eyes*

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