As I've mentioned before, I've recently updated my list of upcoming vampire films and will continue to keep it up-to-date throughout the year. Here's a slightly more detailed list of some of the films expected to come out in 2009.
1. Blood: The Last Vampire
Stars: Gianna Jun, Allison Miller
Director: Chris Nahon
The rundown: The 400-year-old daughter of a vampire mother and a human father uses a military mission and her samurai skills to hunt down an evil vampire patriarch--all the while looking like a 16-year-old girl.
2. Cirque du Freak
Stars: Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Willem Dafoe
Director: Paul Weitz
The rundown: Darren Shan, an everyday kid, stumbles upon a traveling freak show that involves monstrous creatures and a vampire feud. Based on the children's series by...um, Darren Shan, the same name as the protagonist.
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Isabel Lucas, Sam Neill
Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
The rundown: In the year 2017, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. No, they don't all look like Edward Cullen or Gerard Butler's Dracula.
4. High Midnight
Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, William Baldwin, Ted Raimi
Director: Mary Lambert
The rundown: The tagline says it best--"In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste."
5. Lesbian Vampire Killers
Stars: MyAnna Buring, Silvia Colloca, Vera Filatova, Ashley Mulheron
Director: Phil Claydon
The rundown: The women of a rural Welsh town have become enslaved by a local pack of lesbian vampires...so the menfolk offer two young lads as sacrifices to save them.
Bonus: The trailer was just released. To better showcase this horror/comedy, here's a sneak peek:
6. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead
Stars: Jake Hoffman, Devon Aoki, John Ventimiglia, Ralph Macchio, Jeremy Sisto
Director: Jordan Galland
The rundown: An out-of-work ladies' man lands a job directing a bizarre adaptation of Hamlet written by a master vampire. Vampires for theater geeks like me! Hooray!!
Stars: Iggy Pop, Malcolm McDowell, Dave Foley, Henry Rollins, Jessica Paré, Moby
Director: Rob Stefaniuk
The rundown: A comedy centered on a rock 'n' roll band that will do anything to become famous. Finally, a vampire film my husband will be excited about seeing with me because of the presence of Iggy Pop.
8. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Stars: Michael Sheen, Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy
Director: Patrick Tatopoulos
The rundown: The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. Coming January 23 in the U.S. International release dates.
There are plenty of other vampire projects in the works for 2009, but I hope this little road map will help you find your way while navigating the undead cinematic landscape. Check out my extended list for more info.
Have a safe and happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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