Ok all you vampy-loving people: A new vampire movie is on the horizon. Ethan Hawke’s Daybreakers is slated for a January 2010 release.
In this one, set in the not-too-distant future of 2019, a plague of some kind has turned most of humanity into vampires, and the surviving humans are being kept alive like cattle as a food source. However, drama ensues when the ruling vampires discover there’s only enough blood left for one month. That’s not a whole lotta time to find an alternative. It looks dark, edgy, and one of my fave actors, Sam Neill, appears to be some head honcho of the vampires. Willem Dafoe wields a crossbow.
Looks like the vampire genre is still going strong, it’ll be interesting to see how this does at the box office.
So my question would be: How many humans does it take to sustain one vampire? If the world goes 95% vamp, that doesn’t seem like enough humans to keep them going. I know, I know, what’s the point of trying to inject logic into a vampire milieu? This movie seems to be trying to play up vampirism as a curable disease, which kind of does beg the question then. The ratio of humans to vamps seems a little backwards to me. Oh well. What do I know?