Warning – don’t go and see this film expecting another Twilight. The vamps in Daybreakers belong firmly to the old school of demonesque bad guys who have overrun the earth and must be hunted down with machine guns, exploding crossbows and other such gore-porn paraphernalia. The action is set 10 years in the future, where the human population has been infected with vampirism and blood has become as big a business as Coca-Cola. It’s up to Ethan Hawke’s erstwhile hematologist to save the population from themselves, but mostly he just ends up shooting a lot of stuff.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is the fourth and final book in the series. Wyck Godfrey told the LA times that filming is set to commence in autumn 2010 shortly after the release of the third film in the series Eclipse.
We already know that nocturnal fanged creatures are in this season. After the success of Twilight and its vampires, and as we look forward to Benicio del Toro’s performance in The Wolfman, it was inevitable that the 1985 Teen Wolf would get a 21st Century makeover.
It’s hard to talk objectively about Twilight without getting absorbed in the somewhat frightening teen-girl hype that has surrounded first the books, then the movies. Stephenie Meyer’s four-book series about a young girl caught in a love triangle between a vampire and a werewolf (a problem all of us can certainly relate to on some level) raced up the bestseller lists faster than publishers could say ‘Harry Potter’.