The adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel in which a plague of flesh-eating undead liven up the classic Jane Austen tale has had surprising difficulty getting off the ground, but could director David Slade and Scarlett Johansson be the people to change all that?
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.