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Daybreakers (2009)

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Daybreakers is a Australian-American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The film takes place in a futuristic world overrun by vampires, and centers around a vampiric corporation which sets out to capture and farm the remaining humans while researching a substitute for human blood. Ethan Hawke plays vampire hematologist Edward Dalton, whose work is interrupted by human survivors led by former vampire “Elvis”, who has a cure that can save the human species.

An international co-production between Australia and the United States, Daybreakers premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009. It was released in the United Kingdom on 6 January 2010 and in North America on 8 January 2010.

In 2009, a plague caused by an infected bat has transformed most of the world’s population into immortal vampires. The human population has plummeted, leaving vampires with a severe shortage of blood; vampires deprived of blood degenerate into psychotic, bat-like “subsiders”. Most humans are captured and harvested in laboratory farms while scientists research a synthetic blood substitute. As sunlight is deadly to vampires, underground passages and UV filtered cars are built for safe travel, while the few free humans travel by day, hiding in open spaces.

In 2019, Edward Dalton is the head hematologist for Bromley Marks, a pharmaceutical company which is the largest supplier of human blood in the US. Edward and colleague Christopher Caruso are developing a blood substitute.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Writers: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Claudia Karvan Isabel Lucas, Michael Dorman, Jay Laga’aia

Cast:

Harriet Minto-DayLisa Barrett
Jay Laga’aiaSenator Turner
Damien GarveySenator Westlake
Sahaj DumpletonHomeless Vampire
Allan ToddBusinessman
Gabriella Di LabioBusinesswoman
Ben SiemerPolice Officer
Peter WelmanPolice Officer
Ethan HawkeEdward Dalton
Callum McLeanVampire School Kid
Jarrad PonVampire School Kid
Victoria WilliamsVampire School Kid
Zoe WhiteVampire School Kid
Aolani RoyVampire School Kid
Tiffany LambNews Reader
Renai CarusoCoffee Shop Attendant
Chris BrownSubway Commuter
Kirsten CameronSubway Commuter
Sam NeillCharles Bromley
Carl RushAl Walker
Paul SonkkilaGeneral Williams
Vince ColosimoChristopher Caruso
Todd LeviCommissioner Turnbull
Wayne SmithInmate 4075B
Berni ChinLab Technician
Kevin ZwierzchaczewskiLab Technician
Joel SpreadboroughVampire Subject
Lisa CunninghamNurse
Amanda BuchananNurse
Jane WallaceBromley’s Assistant
Claudia KarvanAudrey Bennett
Mungo McKayColin Briggs
Emma RandallEllie Landon
Charlotte WilsonJoy Watkins
Rohan SmithPolice Officer in Car
Michael DormanFrankie Dalton
Bryan ProbetsSubsider in Kitchen
John GibsonDetective Cosgrove
Robyn MooreForensic Investigator Simms
Troy MacKinderOfficer Hobbs
Willem DafoeLionel ‘Elvis’ Cormac
Christopher KirbyJarvis Bayom
Glen MartinCoffee Buyer
Isabel LucasAlison Bromley
Des CoroyBusinessman
Michelle AtkinsonMother
David VallonJanitor
Candice StoreyOnlooker
Simon Burvill-HolmesOnlooker
Anne BennettsOnlooker
Kellie VellaSubsider in Garage
Scot McQadeSecurity Desk Officer
Jack BradfordSecurity Guard #1
Jason ChinMedic
Konrad WhittenWeathered Human
Mark FindenYoung Vampire Cadet
Byron J. BrochmannVampire Soldier
Michael BrowningVampire soldier
Joel Amos ByrnesSecurity Guard
Brooke ChamberlainIsobel
Eddie L. FauriaStreet Cop
Michael IennaLouis
Selina KadellDebate News Anchorwoman
David KnijnenburgVampire Commuter
Alex RevanRygar
Matthew WollastonVampire Soldier

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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