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First Flashy Sales Poster for Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium' Vampire Film

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April 17, 2012
Source: Facebook

Byzantium

Irresistible. Immoral. Immortal. What a tagline. Ready for yet another vampire film to keep an eye on, if you're interested? London production company WestEnd Films has revealed some rather flashy sales poster artwork on their official Facebook (via ONTD!) today for the upcoming vampire thriller titled Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan, about a mother and daughter vampire duo who form a deadly pact. That mother-daughter duo is played by Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton, who you can kind of see on this in a red dress staring out past the huge neon sign. It's a unique style, I hope it represents the tone of the film as well.

You can see the fullsize art on their Facebook, but this definitely caught my eye. I am curious to see more.

Byzantium Sales Poster Art

Two women arrive in a nameless smalltown. Their names are not their own. Their relationship with each other is not clear. Are they sisters, as their assumed identities declare? Or are they mother and daughter?

Byzantium is directed by Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan, of the films Mona Lisa, The Crying Game, The End of the Affair, The Good Thief, Breakfast on Pluto, The Brave One and Ondine previously, as well as work on "The Borgias". The screenplay was written by Moira Buffini, based on her own play. This was shot mostly in Ireland as A Vampire Story, and stars Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones, Sam Riley and Tom Hollander. WestEnd Films produced, and StudioCanal is distributing in the UK, but no other release info available yet.

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  • Xerxexx
    That's actually fucking awesome! Please be a twilight killer. Scratch that, no twilight comparisons.
  • BeepBeepRichie
    So Neil Jordan put off making Joe Hill's masterpiece "Heart-Shaped Box" so he could be involved with this steaming pile? Sigh. Neil, I'll say this in Irish slang so you understand: You're a right gobdaw.
    • Guest
       Steaming pile? The movie hasn't even been released yet let alone previewed. If this turns out to be a good vampire movie then it's a good vampire movie.
    • Guest
       and I quote another poster, JM: "It´s not just the theme, it´s also who is behind it, so we can still have good vampires films as good writers and directors are behind."
    • Sallyjo
      What a stupid comment! You  are the gob daw!
  • happy camper
    Why is it called Byzantium? Is there any connection to the Byzantine Empire or the city of Byzantium?
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist Davide Coppola
    I'll probably just watch this because Gemma's in it :)
  • http://senzafine.net/ Yahzee
    ... lovely poster. I hope the concept and execution of the film matches up to this...
  • Candle_Wick
    There's so much room to produce good monster movies, and I'm glad that Twilight's fetid claws haven't killed the chance to see more vampire movies. Interview with the Vampire still stands up, in my book, so I've positive about this.
    • Engrish
       Not to be the one defending Twilight but no matter how god awfull and tripe those movies were they brought in $ and Hollywood is bussiness,money making industry afterall so there will be plenty of vampire movies. Let's just keep our finger crossed they will also have some substance to them.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Fuck twilight movies Poster is incredible What cast and crew! I think I'm in love with this unseen picture!
  • JM
    Anything signed by Neil Jordan has interest, and this one seems that can be really good. It´s not just the theme, it´s also who is behind it, so we can still have good vampires films as good writers and directors are behind.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ5hK-D8kRQ Crapola
    I think it's actually quite hard to make a good film poster. These days posters are so mediocre that it makes ones that are different shine. It's alright.

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