Here’s the latest look at Neil Jordan‘s enigmatic Vampire flick, Byzantium, while we wait it makes its way into theaters June 28th, 2013.
This new take on the genre from a female perspective centers on Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan, an undead mother and daughter, working to survive and get by particularly as the brotherhood of vampires still exclusively belongs to the domain of men.
Byzantium also stars Caleb Landry Jones, Danny Mays, Bradley James, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller and Tom Hollander.
Check out Ronan (The Host) and Arterton (Hansel & Gretel) get bloody.
Here’s the official 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.