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Must Watch: Awesome Blood-Sucking Daybreakers Trailer!

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June 26, 2009
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Daybreakers Trailer

Lionsgate has finally debuted the first trailer for the new vampire flick Daybreakers that stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. I would love to go more into the story, but this trailer does a brilliant job of introducing exactly what it's about, so I just suggest you watch it (instead). Another vampire movie, you say? Don't worry, this is nothing like Twilight or True Blood or especially Park Chan-wook's Thirst. The first half of this trailer didn't really impress me much - it wasn't until Willem Dafoe showed up and we got to see some beautiful slow-mo shots that I started actually get genuinely excited for Daybreakers. Enjoy!

Watch the first trailer for Daybreakers:

You can also watch the trailer for Daybreakers in High Definition on Yahoo

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 (Ethan Hawke) works with a covert band of vamps (Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan) on a way to save humankind.

Daybreakers is written and directed by Australian brothers Michael and 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. Lionsgate is bringing Daybreakers to theaters on January 8th, 2010 next year.

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  • teyhtr
    WOW... I ahte vampires but this looks very inetersting! Love the concept as well. It's also good to see Ethan Hawke... I haven't seen him in a while. This is just me but I would love for him to take over the cowl after Christian Bale.
  • Minadrake
    Wow! I really thought this was going to be another typical vampire movie, but this looks really interesting and unique. Plus the cast looks amazing.
  • dexter
    Its about time Ethan Hawke get his hands on this genre ...he's always into some heavy(not necessarily bad) stuffs. Looks great.
  • harv
    Placebo was a great choice for the music at the end.
  • ocp
    FUCKING AWESOME
  • Lazarus from Sparta
    Finally...a mature tale of the vampire concept...I will see this on opening night 4sho!!!!! EPIC UNFAIL!!!
  • Matt Suhu
    WOW...hahaha this not only looks unique, but very artistic and with great motifs.
  • neonblue120
    hate ethan hawke that said this movie as sunken it's teeth into me.... : P
  • Lazarus from Sparta
    Running up that Hill by Placebo?....perfect song for a great trailer...
  • Lazarus from Sparta
    No question mark after Placebo...typo here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KEEXyRL0qE&feature=related
  • http://digaphobia.com Mark
    Placebo covering Kate Bush. I always knew Brian Molko sounded like a fucking vampire. Anyway, this looks good, maybe it will ease my desire to strangle I Am Legend for taking a big shit all over the source material and the genre.
  • http://digaphobia.com Mark
    #1 - No offense or anything, but that Batman idea is horrible. Ethan Hawke isn't particularly good at playing confident.
  • Abrave
    Anyone know the name of the song in the trailer?
  • Chris
    Actually preferred the first half of the trailer. Kind of sick of trailers that just show movies as nothing but brainless fx/stunt-fests that they can never live up to. The first half at least shows there's a little substance to the film.
  • Fisherr
    The movie looks promising and the song was placed well in the video too. Excited about this.
  • Chris
    @13 : Placebo's cover of the Kate Bush song "Running Up That Hill", from the bonus album 'Covers' that came with 'Sleeping with Ghosts'.
  • K
    Very impressive! Looks fun!
  • Fingo
    This will rock!
  • John Trent
    I'M NOT INSAAAANE!!!!!!!!
  • tommyturner
    nice carpenter reference #19
  • http://www.youtube.com/snears Nick Sears
    Looks fresh and fun!
  • meltotheMAAXXX
    Wow that looks effing good. I think I would love that film. The song is my fave, trailer gave me shivers, the movie is probably going to make me blow up.
  • captain subtext
    God, I hate the look of these blue filter movies. Otherwise it's a new take on an old genre, so I'm very much supportive.
  • esophus
    WATCHED IT TWICE ALREADY...GAVE ME CHILLS...READY TO SEE IT!!!!!
  • http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2408/blackbabyjesus.gif Crapola
    yeaehhheaaaa!
  • Delvis
    At the beginning of the trailer I thought, "This is an interesting concept." At the end I said to myself, "This actually looks really good." I love me some apocalyptic thrillers. Great to see Dafoe with a cross-bow; Hawke always plays these roles well. It's now on me "to-see" list.
  • Derek
    I hate the horror genre, but this looks incredibly interesting and actually very good. Its like Gattaca meets Blade.
  • Django
    Gattaca will forever be the last great movie Ethan Hawke made. Going back to the feel of it seems like a very smart idea. What a great cast - this movie's success seems entirely hinged on a great cast (and the vampire craze that seems to have infected America post-twilight) But as both a metaphor & plot device, somehow it seems neither forced nor irrelevant. Sam Niell should do EVIL more often. And Willem Dafoe looks good - perhaps he should do "Not Evil" more often, too.
  • Lazarus from Sparta
    I love this trailer...I've seen it 10+ times looking at every detail we have 4 now...I know this movie will make money. It only cost 21 million to make. Lionsgate is producing better movies every time they push boundaries of cinema & storytelling...Plus..." You mess with Dafoe...Youz got to go! " (MARVEL/DC: Happy Hours reference...look it up on youtube. Type It'sjustsomerandomguy)
  • Moviegimp
    I'm impressed. When you mentioned this the other day it didn't sound like a great concept but this sold it.
  • Lazarus from Sparta
    Here's any info for those curious vampire fans out there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daybreakers
  • Janika
    Looks awesome; can't wait to see it!!!!
  • Matt
    Finally! A breath of fresh air in this genre! I was waiting for an original vampire movie. I'm so tired of vampires, but not anymore. I haven't been this excited about vampires since the original Blade came out.
  • john
    does any one know the song that starts at 1:38. that last half was brilliant.
  • Logan
    this looks like it could be what "i am legend" should have been, or at least like it was at the end of the book. it looks pretty cool
  • http://icanonlybe.me Maria
    WOW. That looks awesome. It's time to take back vampire films from those Twilight pussies. And #34 - it's Placebo's cover of Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill'.
  • StabmasterArson
    Looks awesome. Speaking on new take on an old genre, I cannot rave enough about True Blood. It's fucking awesome. Season 2 is shaping up nicely.
  • Xerxex
    HOLY SH!T! That looks ama...ama...ama! Ah the hell with it this looks awesome, lets try it one more time THAT LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • http://thetylerhayes.com/ Tyler Hayes
    Looks like a twisted, action-based take on the novel version of I Am Legend (not that crappy version with Will Smith, though it was well-acted); from the reverse perspective of the vampire's, of course.
  • cine_phil
    Looks promising!
  • cine_phil
    Hope the final movie turns out to be as interesting as the trailer. Till it gets out, watch another great vampire movie: 'Let the right one in' :-)!
  • harrison
    agreed with #8, not a hawke fan but sam neill being in this has me sold
  • Caitie
    What's wrong with I am Legend? That was an awesome movie and with a stand out performance from Will Smith. Yeah I know everyone hates Twilight but you have to get it to them to make vampires popular again. Anyway looks pretty tight. By the way agree with 37#, True Blood is awesome! :-D
  • http://Teamxbox.com Unseen
    WOW Im pumped!! I love Vampires, even before they became the trend and I think I will love this movie!!
  • chrisUK
    this looks great, and the film makers previous movie was great too. Could be the next best Vamp film after Let The Righ One In.
  • http://www.namekai.blogspot.com DarkPadme
    Wow. It looks great, Ethan looks so hot.
  • w00t!!!
    AHHH! SAM NEIL!!! Hell yeah, can't wait.
  • Cody
    Honestly thought this was gonna be some lame vampire flick when I saw it but I was pleasantly suprised looks fucking sweet.
  • Darrin
    a new take on vampire films, i like it
  • L
    it's great to see Sam Neill playing a strong role again
  • Sabes
    This looks pretty good. Willem Dafoe and Sam Neil ftw.
  • Blue & Orange NY
    I'm feeling this, I'm loving the idea, it's a new look new twist....I agree Darrin
  • alan
    finally, i agree a mature human vampire related movie ,not all war, and there sense in it ,a new take so far I'm in.
  • quez
    wow im really impressed
  • Last Son
    Looks F**king awesome. I loved Blade and Underworld, and this looks just as cool!
  • Jakenstein
    Now THIS looks cool...and I love the cover of Running Up that Hill... :-)
  • Andy
    looks great! bring it!
  • Terry the Saint
    ...whoa
  • F.C.
    Ethan Hawke as a vampire and Placebo! I'm sold! (And Sam Niell and Dafeo are the much-needed bonus!)
  • Andrew
    Looks really good. I love Willem Dafoe!
  • Phil
    A fresh take on the vampire story. Looks good. Congrats to the film makers and studio.
  • David Banner
    Looks very good. Something to look forward to. Now, dont fuckup the ending plz =)
  • dqniel
    Very pleasantly surprised by this trailer. I was expecting to go "oh, another vampire hunting movie" but I'm glad I was wrong. Looks like it could be great. Absolutely love the cast.
  • thejugfather
    man this one sure looks like a winner, amazing trailer and i will definitely check this one out in january
  • AprilCoolsDay
    Let the right one in, Thirst, and this. I guess we're enjoying three decent vampire films in succession.
  • AprilCoolsDay
    But why would anybody not want eternity?
  • Hyacinth
    holy shit that was awesome!
  • Terry the Saint
    to 66# Some people may not be okay with having to kill others to live.Living forever has a price,but me personally I wouldn't mind lol :P
  • AprilCoolsDay
    I guess they are members of People for Ethical Treatment of Non-vampires.
  • Movie Fan
    At 0.28 in the trailer it says "Capture Humans" on the advert behind Ethan Hawke and the crowd. lol Looks genuinely good. Maybe this will be the anti-thesis of Twilight?
  • Lauren
    @47. I agree.
  • Chico
    I like it humans cant always win. The dark side of Vamps (greed, Money, Blood, corruption) wow do they remind you of humans with cattle.
  • http://www.twitter.com/dt4storms Dusty
    and #72.... someday the cattle will get us back.. hahaha Nah.. but I love the change of roles within this one... as the humans try to take the planet... looks brilliant
  • Martin
    HOLY MOLY!! Now this is moviemaking! (and this is what Blade 3 shoudlve been about, sort of). Should be extremely intresting to see a society where evyerone are vampires.
  • John
    AWESOME!
  • http://www.mkingscott.co.uk Mike Kingscott
    Yep, I'll go for that - "we're the guys with the crossbows" :-) Good premise, agree with #74, Blade 3 could have tackled the issue of what happens when everyone's a vampire. Sam Neill looks eerie, and as most have said, good to see Ethan Hawke again.
  • Colton English
    Who was that cover of Running Up That Hill (the song) by?

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