‘Daybreakers’ debuting at TIFF’s Midnight Madness

by W. Andrew Powell

Ethan Hawke in Daybreakers

Ethan Hawke in Daybreakers

Earlier today the Toronto International Film Festival confirmed that Daybreakers, Ethan Hawke‘s latest film, had been chosen to screen during this year’s Midnight Madness.

The film, which was directed by Peter and Michael Spierig, is set in 2019 after a plague has turned most of the Earth’s population into vampires.

Farming the remaining humans as a source of blood, the world is on the brink of collapse, and the human race is nearing extinction. The only hope is that a vampire scientist, played by Hawke, can find a blood substitute.

Sam Neill co-stars as Charles, a character described in the press notes as a “capitalistic blood baron” and Willem Dafoe plays Elvis, the leader of the human survivors.

Watch the trailer here:

Daybreakers - poster

Daybreakers - poster

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