Daybreakers is an upcoming vampire film with a twist – the vampires are the majority, and the humans are the ones who live in fear and are hunted. It stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill, and today we have the Daybreakers teaser poster and full trailer for your viewing pleasure.Before we get to the poster and trailer, here is the official synopsis for Daybreakers:
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.
I don’t know about you but I think the plot for Daybreakers sound awesome. And thankfully so does the teaser poster and the trailer. Check them both out below:
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I just love the way that the Daybreakers trailer is put together, as well as the general feel of it – very moody and dark but yet and still seems like a lot of fun (in the same way The Dark Knight was). The idea behind the movie is one of those that we’ve seen explored before in other vampire movies, but I really dig how this one clearly defines it: Humans are in the minority and vampires rule the world. As the trailer includes, the whole concept poses the idea that if the vampires continue to live off of human blood they will eventually eradicate the species, and in turn their own.
The Daybreakers poster is also very cool. However, is it just me or does it look startlingly similar to the poster designs for another vampire film, 30 Days of Night? If you can’t quite picture it, I’ve put the two movie’s posters side by side so you can decide for yourself how similar they are:
I love genre movies that put a unique spin on what we’ve seen before, while introducing interesting ideas and raising questions along the way (The Canadian zombie film Ponytpool that I just saw recently also does this very effectively). I’d never really heard of Daybreakers before now, but it’s quickly made it’s way onto my most anticipated list.
Daybreakers is scheduled for a January 8th, 2010 release.
Sources: Collider and Yahoo