It has been a while since we have seen Neil Jordan in the director’s chair but he is set to return this May with his new film Byzantium.
We may have been swamped with vampire films in recent years but this looks set to be different from everything else that has been released of late.
The movie is based on the play by Moira Buffini and she has adapted the story for the big screen.
And we have the new trailer for the film for you to check out:
Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan lead the cast as mother and daughter vampire duo while Johnny Lee Miller, Tom Hollander, Sam Riley and Daniel Mays are also on the cast list.
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.
The past that the girls have been running from for so long, finally catches up with them – with astonishing consequences.
Byzantium is released 31st May.