Neil Jordan returns to the Vampire genre with new horror/thriller Byzantium and I for one cannot wait. Jordan did a superb job directing Interview with the Vampire and has gone on to make some exceptionally interesting and original films including In Dreams, The Butcher Boy, The Brave One and Ondine. There is no doubt his style is very much his own, and the thought of him directing another Vampire flick is just too good to be true.
The cast is impressive too, with Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, Caleb Landry Jones and Bradley James all set to star in the film based on a play written by Moira Buffini. Announced yesterday at AFM, Danny Mays (The Adventures of Tintin) will also be joining the cast. Also announced yesterday were some new plot details and also some new artwork was released and we have both right here for you.
“On the run for murder, two young “sisters” arrive penniless at an English seaside town. Clara is a fiercely modern woman who has her eyes on the future and no time for the past. Teenager Eleanor is shy and innocent. Yet they both hide the same secrets: they are really mother and daughter, and they are both … vampires!
Eleanor is exhausted by 200 years on the run and desperate to settle down. But little does she know that her mother has been protecting her all of the years from their own kind, “The Brotherhood”. To escape them, they must either blend in or continue running away. But just as they think they may have escaped, their past rapidly catches up with them.“
(Source: Bloody Disgusting)
By Matt Wavish