Wednesday, August 5, 2009

~Vampires Are Forever~

No matter where you go these days you're bound to run into a vampire - True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Twilight, Thirst etc. Vampires are all the craze it seems and this blood-sucking phase isn't going to die anytime soon either. Personally I have always been extremely facinated with vampires - they're sleek and sexy, dark and mysterious, oh and they have a touch of "evil" to them. In my "extensive" vampire movie watching research (haha) I've learned very, very few vampire movies actually make the good list - most are ridiculously stupid to the point of laughable, i.e. Dracula 3000 (rolls eyes). But every so often a great vampire movie comes along that blows your mind, i.e. Let The Right One In (exellent movie btw), and my all time vamp favorite, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. I'm hoping the two featured films below do the same. These stories have potential to be vamp-tastic. We'll just have to wait and see.

Lionsgate debuted the first trailer a couple weeks ago for the new vampire flick Daybreakers that stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. No need to explain the plot as the trailer does an excellent job of introducing exactly what it's about. This concept is pretty cool and pretty original. I'm definitely excited to see this movie upon its release date January 8, 2010.

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.
Daybreakers is written and directed by Australian brothers Michael & Peter Spierig, who previously directed a 2003 sci-fi horror film titled Undead. This was shot in Australia in late 2007 and has been in post-production since.

Oh no, even more vampires! Like I said they're everywhere. Cinematical has debuted the teaser poster and trailer for The Vampire's Assistant, previously known as Cirque du Freak, the movie based on the book series of the same name. I must say the title to this movie is a little weak, but after reading more on this film it looks intriguing to say the least, so I can over look it.

This is a fantasy about a teenager who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares. The cast includes John C. Reilly, Josh Hutcherson, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, Orlando Jones, and Ken Watanabe.

The Vampire's Assistant is directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy, In Good Company). The screenplay was co-written by Weitz and Brian Helgeland (Mystic River, Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 123). This is based on Darren Shan's book series titled "Cirque du Freak". Universal is bringing The Vampire's Assistant to theaters
October 23, 2009.

Looks like Dafoe can't seem to get enough of these blood-sucking creatures. I am excited to see these movies. Are you?


Groverfam said...

I must say that as i began reading I rolled my eyes at yet another vampire movie but as i watched the trailers i found myself intrigued and somewhat captivated by them. we'll have to wait and see but I think i may want to see them...we'll see what their ratings are.

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