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.
Directed by Neil Jordan
Official Synopsis: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.Cast: Caleb Landry Jones, Gemma Arterton, Jonny Lee Miller, Peter Stacey, Sam Riley, Kate Ashfield, Saoirse Ronan, Christine Marzano, Maria Doyle…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
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