Thumb Through This Bloody Trailer For Neil Jordan’s ‘Byzantium’

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Arriving on VOD and in limited theaters June 28 is Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, which was acquired by IFC Films out of the Toronto International Film Festival. A new trailer has hit – and a really dig it! It doesn’t seem like a terribly new take on vampires, but it does seem like a take that we haven’t seen in a long time. Classic, regal, sexy, bloody and stately. It’s sort of like the international trailer we had a few months back, but I like this version more.

Starring Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Caleb Landry Jones, Danny Mays, Bradley James, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller and Tom Hollander, the pic is about a pair of women who claim to be vampire siblings.

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!

  • Aaron Emery

    More proof that it’s not always new and “original” ideas that succeed, classic stories told well always win. The blood waterfall at the very end is damn beautiful.

    • weresmurf

      Indeed, its captured my attention like Daybreakers did! Unoriginal concept (vampires) in a potentially well told story? I’m going along for the ride and I’ll likely well enjoy it!

  • djblack1313

    this looks awesome! Saoirse Ronan & Gemma Arterton equal MUST SEE!!!

    • Aaron Emery

      I’ve never seen Gemma in anything, though I’ve heard good things about ‘Hansel & Gretel’ and great things about ‘Alice Creed’

  • Zombie-Killa

    I just want to see Gemma (she looks REALLY creepy in that pic above). I don’t care about anything else. Just give me Gemma! Oh, and cool trailer.

  • BloodyBirthday

    Sold! Great trailer, actors and director.

  • horrorking95

    Personally, this didn’t do much for me. This looks like a very samey vampire film, though at least it doesn’t look like it glamourises being a teen vampire! Let the Right One In is my favourite vampire film.

  • eagleye25

    Not even Gemma under a blood-waterfall will get me to see this garbage. -sigh-