It's been a long time since we've seen a vampire movie with complicated monster hierarchies, gorgeous period-piece costumes and bittersweet relationships. But Neil Jordan (writer of High Spirits and director of The Crying Game) is channeling that old Anne Rice feeling. Let's hope it works.
This movie stars the gorgeous Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton as a mother/daughter vampire pair who seek refuge in small British hotel. But their secret feeding habits won't stay hidden for long. Plus (from the looks of this trailer) there's plenty of juicy backstory to dive in. Fingers crossed this new crop of art house vampire flicks keeps living up to expectations, the way Kiss of the Damned did.
Byzantium will premiere on June 28th.