Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton are vampire rock gods in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive

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Jim Jarmusch has finally released the first glimpse of his long-awaited vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive. We can not wait to see what Jarmusch will do with this genre, but he's already won us over by casting Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as the starring pair of vampire lovers.

We're getting a strong 80s fanger flick The Hunger vibe from the IndieWire image. The motorcycle gloves, indoor glases and jackets, Swinton as an ice princess blonde! Love it.

Only Lovers Left Alive centers around the relationship between Hiddleston, the melancholy vampire/musician Adam, and his centuries old lover Eve (Swinton). At some point their vampire love fest is interrupted by Eve's wild little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska), who is in town to stir up trouble for the couple. John Hurt and Anton Yelchin are also attached to the picture, our only question is what is Hurt wearing?


We're excited to see if vampires can become "cool" again. And if anyone can revive a flogged-to-death Hollywood idea it's Jarmusch. Only Lovers Left Alive doesn't have a release date yet, but critics are speculating it will debut at Cannes Film Festival.

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I might be sold on that image alone, which looks like it could have been torn straight from a mid-80s Sisters of Mercy music video.