While Lionsgate’s SAW V is set to hit theaters October 24th, the studio has been under scrutiny after dumping Clive Barker’s THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN in discount theaters this summer, and planning a limited release for the musical-horror film REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA on November 7. In addition, J.T. Petty’s THE BURROWERS is going stright-to-disc in April. Various reasons have been cited, none have been confirmed, but there are more Lionsgate horror films that are having trouble hitting theaters – one such is the Spierig brothers’ vampire pic Daybreakers. While we’ve heard Lionsgate is very happy with the pic (and had originally planned a trilogy for the franchise), the studio has yet to confirm that the film will hit theaters. While we wait for something official, you can read some fresh news from one of the stars of the film inside.
Aussie star Vince Colosimo will be seen in the new vampire pic ”Daybreakers”, co-starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. The movie, directed by the Spierig Bros (”Undead”), was shot in Queensland. The star chatted with Moviehole.net about the role and latest release details.
“It was meant to be released at the end of October… November… but I think it’s been delayed and probably won’t be released till next year now,” he tells Moviehole, “It’s a great vampire flick. I’ve seen a lot of it – bits and pieces cut together – and it’s great.”
In the film It is 2016, and it has been 10 years since the plague transformed ordinary people into Vampires dependent on human blood for survival. As the human race nears extinction and the Vampire population grows desperate for blood, a group of rebel Vampires battle military forces to save the last vestiges of humanity.
Does Colosimo get to wear a pair of plastic fangs in the film? “We’re all vampires in it – most of us are, anyway.”
Thankfully he has nothing but praises for the film, but don’t all actors? “It’s actually good – and I’m not even much of a fan of vampire films. I’m not even much of a sci-fi fan. It’s been drama for me the whole way.”
Click here for the full interview.