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Byzantium is the new vampire film from the Oscar winning director of Interview with an Vampire, Neil Jordan.
According to Screen Rant, the film is Jordan’s return to the supernatural horror genre. It will be produced by the creator of the Showtime TV series, The Borgias. The film stars Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan as the main characters.
The film was adapted from a play by Moira Buffini, who also acted as the screen writer for the project.
Byzantium is about a vampire mother and daughter. Ronan plays an immortal school girl named Eleanor who finds herself falling for a human male teen. Then her mother Clara played by Arterton struggles to protect Eleanor from humans and vampires. The rest of the cast includes Johnny Lee Miller, Sam Riley and other notable names.
This seems like a Twilight Knock-off that is better written, directed, and acted. The cinematography is gorgeous and the story seems very interesting and refreshing.
The film Byzantium arrives On Demand and will have limited theatrical release on June 28. Here is the trailer: