Neil Jordan’s upcoming vampire saga BYZANTIUM has released it’s official Synopsis as well as a first image of the film too, a film starring Gemma Arterton, Saorise Ronan, Sam Riley, Tom Hollander, Caleb Landry Jones and Johnny Lee Miller.
Arterton, Ronan play mother/daughter who also happen to be vampires on the run looking for refuge after witnessing a violent and bloody crime, they find refuge at a rundown resort town somewhere on the British coast. In the image we can see the pair hurdling together in front of what looks like a child’s fairground ride possibly spotted or pardon the punt something has spooked them.
This is a vampire flick but thankfully staying away from the generic twilight style trying to be a little different. Most of all this is a Neil Jordan film who makes probably less films than Terrence Malick and looking at his track record of Company of Wolves, Interview With A Vampire we know where in safe hands. Here’s the Synopsis:
Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious and penniless young women, flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. They try to find money and refuge along the tawdry seafront and in the dilapidated hotels.
Clara, ever-practical, sells her body. She soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium. Clara, always looking towards the future, turns it into a ‘pop-up’ brothel.
Meanwhile Eleanor, the eternal schoolgirl, meets Frank, a kindred spirit who unwittingly prompts her to tell the truth about her life. She tells him that Clara is her mother; yet Clara is only a few years older. She says that she was born in 1804; yet she is just sixteen. She confesses that she must drink human blood to stay alive – and so must her mother. In the small, quiet town, people start to die.
And the past that the girls have been running from for so long, finally catches up with them – with astonishing consequences.
Byzantium will be released in UK&Ireland sometime this year.