Neil Jordan‘s Byzantium looks to bring the gore and scares back into vampire movies. Neil Jordan has worked on films like Interview with the Vampire and The Company of Wolves so he is familiar with the genre. Byzantium stars Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan and Sam Riley. Byzantium is scheduled to hit theaters this upcoming December 31, 2012.
Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious and penniless young women, flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. They try to find money and refuge along the tawdry seafront and in the dilapidated hotels.
Clara, ever-practical, sells her body. She soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium. Clara, always looking towards the future, turns it into a ‘pop-up’ brothel.
Meanwhile Eleanor, the eternal schoolgirl, meets Frank, a kindred spirit who unwittingly prompts her to tell the truth about her life. She tells him that Clara is her mother; yet Clara is only a few years older. She says that she was born in 1804; yet she is just sixteen. She confesses that she must drink human blood to stay alive – and so must her mother. In the small, quiet town, people start to die.
And the past that the girls have been running from for so long, finally catches up with them – with astonishing consequences.
Synopsis: Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.
Directors: Neil Jordan
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Moira Buffini
Producers: Sam Englebardt, Sharon Harel, William D. Johnson, Elizabeth Karlsen, Joanna Laurie, Mark C. Manuel, Norman Merry, Alan Moloney, Redmond Morris, Susan Mullen, Patrick O'Donoghue, Ted O'Neal, Danny Perkins, Stephen Woolley
Musicians: Javier Navarrete
Editors: Tony Lawson
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