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This DAYBREAKERS Poster Shows You A Place You Don't Wanna Be When The World Is Ruled By Vampires...

Merrick here...
A strikingly cool poster for DAYBREAKERS...easily one of the finest movie posters I recall seeing in some time...has debuted over at MTV. You can jump to a larger version of it by clicking the teaser image presented here.

If you haven't seen this film's trailer, check it out HERE. I'm told the film is rather good; certainly looks to have promise.

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  • Oct. 13, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    fuck all of you!

    by darth_fuck_shit

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST


    by FilmGuy125

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Guess not!

    by FilmGuy125

    When will this fuckin' vampire fad end???

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    The Vampire Matrix!

    by ebonic_plague

    Do you think that's blood you're drinking?

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Ethan Hawke and Sam Neil!

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Box office gold!

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    But THIS vampire movie has Christ vs. Antichrist

    by Nem_Wan

    Everybody's favorite sexy-time Jesus Willem Dafoe against the deadly beagle-master Sam Neill. What's not to like? (Actually not their first film together.)

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    fuck, release it for HALLOWEEN!

    by Judge Briggs

    Not JANUARY! The only Halloween movies ever come out are the shitty sequels to Saw... Shit, even Halloween came out in FUCKING AUGUST?!

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    let's play jeopardy!

    by jameskpolk

    Answer: Daybreakers <br><br> Question: What would "The Matrix" have looked like if conceived and written by a struggling Red Cross blood technician? <br><br> How many points does that earn?

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Okay, so they've ripped off...

    by FlurryOfChocolateGlazedKrispyKremeDonuts

    ... Both Blade: Trinity AND The Matrix. Great. Guess that big Hollywood sign out in L.A. means "No originality need apply."

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by FlurryOfChocolateGlazedKrispyKremeDonuts

    ...I nominate you for best TB name of the week! That's some fucked up shit there, son.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST


    by jackson healy

    I guess there's been worse ideas. Intriguing to say the least. Vamps harvesting humans. Joss Whedon actually played out this idea in an episode of Buffy, the one with Vamp Willow in it.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    I Can't wait for this, great concept.

    by the Green Gargantua

    hope it does not disappoint.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST


    by vettebro

    Reminds me of the Matrix pods, combined with the "blood" warehouses of Blade 2.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST


    by vettebro

    It looks like "Flurry" beat me to that. Damn...Anyway, it is what it is. Rip off!

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I have faith in the Spierig bros.

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    I'll go see it.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Vampire Matrix!!!!

    by tomcruise1

    Ethan and Dafoe are gonna own this. Both look Vampirish and both kick ass!!!!

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Beats fuckin' Twilight, any day of the week!

    by The Dark Shite

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    will we get a VAMPIRE TERMINATOR soon?

    by Meadowe

    This concept (DayBreakers) was kind of touched on in the deleted scenes/alternate ending of the first BLADE.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I still don't get the premise

    by BadMrWonka

    how could you run out of humans? just use in-vitro and keep making more and more, right?<p>and look at Hawke's stats for Sci-Fi...Gattaca, The Explorers, and this. all good things.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    This Looks Exceptionally Terrible

    by Crow3711

    The trailers are just an utter joke.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Awesome poster

    by subtlety

    I almost don't want to tell them that someone already made THE MATRIX. Cuz you know that's just gonna break their hearts when they find out.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Ethan Hawke + half black chiq from Covenant= interesting

    by Meadowe

    If not mildly.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    twilight is crap, but Dakota Fanning is in part II

    by Meadowe

    And I just recently fell in love with CORALINE so I may see new moon cuz of her. Otherwise I wouldn't care; but this fliq is usually how I like vampires: dominant and badass.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Why is JettL's name omitted from the credits?

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    When Motherfuckers successfully ice skate uphill

    by turketron_2

    You get Daybreakers.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    FlurryOfChocolateGlazedKrispyKre meDonuts

    by darth_fuck_shit

    Actually I took the name from a character (Gungen sith Lord) deleted from the original draft of the Phantom Menace script.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I'm into this one

    by YackBacker

    My trailer-radar tells me this one will be pretty good.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    turketron- awesome subject heading!

    by YackBacker

    Right on, bud.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Fright Night

    by darth_fuck_shit

    The last REAL Vampire movie made.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    I am so hot for this movie.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    But how can you have sex with a film?

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 10 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    It's a motorcycle! No, it's a Cylon base ship, no, it's Kamino from Attack of the Clones.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    What's the song used in the trailer?

    by slicer

    And who sings it? It's pretty good. Sounds like Placebo. Is it?

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Running Up that Hill

    by Zath_ras

    By Kate Bush, remake performed by Placebo.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Why is the future always 2019?!!!

    by Bot-Bot

    Dear Hollywood - stop putting a date on your "future." Seriously, please stop.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Let me guess: evil, rich WHITE capitalist vampires...multicultur

    by ravenloff

    ...anyone done with this particular meme yet?

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    doh..cut off reply

    by ravenloff

    /on talkback newbishness... My point was all the badguys in the trailer appear to be from Spike Lee's closet of evil white people. If the cookie-cutter holds, the heroic humans will be a den of multicultural/multiethnic delight...yawn.

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST


    by jackson healy

    Actually, I think this is a great idea. Great ideas always resound with the echoes of other great ones. We'll see how the execution went. But I, too, like what I've seen from the Spierigs so far. Also, just so we're clear, the harvesting of humans by vampires is not by any stretch a new idea. But I like the look of the trailer so far. Looks like the film's got a kind of giddy kinetic energy to it. We'll see...

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST


    by uberman

    Last time I looked, the friggin big banks and insurance corps and Haliburton and Wall Street and Big Pharma are all run by...EVIL, RICH, WHITE CAPITALISTS. In this country, at least.

  • just like zombies films. I don't understand how there can be HORDES of MILLIONS of zombies in every film when zombies EAT PEOPLE. You always see them totally ripping humans apart, but yet they manage to pull themselves together so that they can become a zombie... it's a giant plot hole that exists in every zombiestory. Zombies eat brains. Zombies can only exist if their brain is intact. Q: How can there be so many zombies? <p> A: Ooh look a hole, let's go inside and see what's there.... nothing.... NOTHING

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST


    by Toonol

    "Zombies eat brains. Zombies can only exist if their brain is intact. Q: How can there be so many zombies? "<p> That may explain why, in real life, we haven't yet fallen prey to the zombie horde.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Looks like the original "V."

    by Dingbatty

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    "In 2019...." HAHAHAHAHA !

    by Ray Gamma

    Science fiction movies always seem to ruin their own potential by setting "changed-world" scenarios far too close in the near future. </P> <P>Let me tell you something, instead of vampires ruling the world, in real life in 2019 people will still be watching American Idol, Madonna will still be making increasingly desperate "sexy" pop videos, and a lot of fat middle-aged men will still be typing on the Aint It Cool News forum.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Aw / they almost had it /

    by BendersShinyAss

    to bad they put in forward slashes / those things just reveal the cheap / hey i don't want to be harsh / good luck / but the title / daybreakers / also reveals the cheap / seriosuly tho / good luck / i will be seeing it / but i think i know what im in for /

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Ray Gamma

    by one_guy_from_andromeda_

    you nailed it

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Yeah, that looks like architecture from 10 yr from now

    by DoctorZoidberg

    We can easily make millions of bodies sit like that forever...OH and all the bodies will look identical. In 10 years, everyone will be the same height, weight, race.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Only emo fags and fantasy-loving tossers like vampires

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Cool poster...hope the film is the same?

    by Arturo

    I've always had a soft spot for Vampire movies...The trailer looks good and the poster and the concept.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    The film looks like one of the year's best, but...

    by DC Films

    ...They need to steer clear of invoking too much 'Matrix' in the artwork, or the audience will expect a Matrix clone and make unnecessary comparisons - they'll be dissapointed when it's not the Matrix.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    lv 46

    by jameskpolk

    Granted we don't really "know" anything from just a promo poster... But surely you can see the obvious reference to the unconscious "Matrix" humans being used to "power" a non-human race. <br><br> I think there's an obvious difference between being influenced by an earlier work and being a shallow derivative of an earlier work.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST

    jameskpolk, you're right...

    by DC Films

    Though the film itself looks bloody great, this poster is indeed a 'shallow derivative.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Vampire movies

    by MorganLeafy

    They should have given it a rest after the highpoint ‘Let the right one in’. Well, this might be good but you can hardly call it original. I guess nobody in Hollywood knows the meaning of the word ‘overkill’.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Harry finally got his wish!

    by jarjarmessiah

    They finally put vampires in the Matrix. But where are the werewolves?

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Weinstein Brothers are going to sue

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I mean seriously, looks at this poster. The first thing we all thought was Vampire Matrix.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Running Out Of Blood? Just Breed Them!

    by Graphix67

    I'll assume that my observation will be addressed in the movie itself, but, just from the trailer, if they really are down to the last drop, the vamps REALLY need to tone-down the high-tech Matrix feeding-pods and concentrate on building some breeding pens for their human cattle instead. Problem solved!

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    I mean Wachowski

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I guess I had Miramax on my mind.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    They've ripped off "Coma"!!!

    by babblerouser

    the ol 70's "body stockpile" shot, only now they are stored vertically and not on slabs in a warehouse. But hey, I'll forgive if Dafoe kicks major vein drain boo-tay.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    pfft.. all they would need is michael moore and harry

    by babblerouser

    their species would live forever....well, if they could survive off "blood gravy". Blood type = "AB-ig Mac"

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    just what the world needs

    by TheBaxter

    another vampire movie

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I'll see it. For cheap

    by iDrinkYourMexicanCoke

    Mild expectations and the desire for escapist entertainment should make this film enjoyable. <p> Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill - what's not to like?

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Matrix Ripoff

    by Stalkeye

    then again, I also seen those "Body banks" in Blade as well.Nothing original nor inspired.<p>Pass

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by MadKirk

    Coma was my first thought as well. The cover of the book used to creep me out as a kid.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Gattaca meets Matrix

    by knowthyself

    Looks good.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    No, Gattacca was the genetically engineered

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    elite in the upper caste of society while the "God children" were the lower class. I don't see the connection between the two movies other than Hawke.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    zombie by the millions

    by Bouncy X

    those arguments up there make total sense but you also gotta take into consideration all the other people who die and turn. its not just everyone being attacked. even people who die from natural causes or some totally unrelated cause will also come back as a zombie. so factor all the "accidental" deaths along with the ones related to the zombies and its easy to see how they can grow so big and so fast.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    the only answer we have BSB: boycott

    by just pillow talk

    For JettL!!!!!!!!!!!<p>I like the trailer just fine.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    They should call this 'Blue Vampire Movie'

    by Eyegore

    I saw the trailer before Zombieland and all I could think was 'why is everything so blue?' Every scene is painted blue. Even fire was muted to look less orange. I think it's pretty excessive.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Bad poster, but I'll still see the movie...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...cuz the trailer makes the movie look good,and I'm a sucker for any sci-fi/fantasy that features Ethan Hawke.<p> I won't make the very obvious Matrix comparisons in that poster since they're, well, obvious.<p> *** On another note DEAD SNOW is playing tonight and tomorrow at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa, Canada!!! ***<p> So excited...

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST


    by ravenloff

    You said, "Last time I looked, the friggin big banks and insurance corps and Haliburton and Wall Street and Big Pharma are all run by...EVIL, RICH, WHITE CAPITALISTS. In this country, at least." Looks like you need to expand your horizons a bit. First, saying all rich white capitalists are evil is exactly as ignorant as saying all poor black socialists are evil. Fundamental fail. Second, even if your statement were true (its not), I could easily say that the evil rich capitalists running contractor/investment/medical in Japan are all Japanese. Or that the evil rich capitalists in the middle east are all Arabic. Or get my drift. Pinning your own geopolitical shortcomings on one specific group is every bit as ignorant as saying that another specific group or class is always heroic and noble.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Ravenloff: May I add to your post by pointing out . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    . . . that fears about Europe's financial system being controlled by one particular ethnic group (and even one particular family) had great political impact during the 1930s.<p> I'm just sayin'...

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    That's a terrible poster

    by henrydalton

    Crushingly unoriginal image. Didn't these guys see The Matrix? Or is it time for a remake of that already too?

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Do these vampires relive the same day over and over

    by turketron_2

    Like the guy in "Daybreak"? Whoops, I guess that would be relive the same night over and over... and they wouldn't reLIVE it since they're undead. Shit.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 3 p.m. CST


    by onaps6453

    While Fright Night was awesome. I think the last great Vampire movie was Let the Right One In...

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    There already was a 'Blue Vampire Movie'

    by Stalkeye

    It was called Underworld.

  • Oct. 14, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    Most evil rich capitalists ARE white. Look up a list of the top 10 CEO's who have been tried and convicted in the last 10 years due to their being...EVIL RICH WHITE CAPITALISTS! They are 1. Rich. 2. White. 3. Capitalists. Tell me, hows many are black? Hispanic? Indian? Alaskan? Pacific Islanders? Eskimos? Asian? Women?How many are...white? Maybeye this movie about corportations selling out to vampires should have had a Mandan Indian tribal member as the bad guy-God knows they run alot of big corporations. Are all rich CEO people evil? No, but those that are-are mostly white. That may change soon, but this is the way that tune has been played for hundreds of years. Facts are Facts my friend, so basing the bad guy CEO of this movie on anyone other than a white dude would just seem phony in this day and age. Tommorrow...he'll probably be portrayed as a Chinese businessman. Power and Money corrupt, no matter who welds it.

  • Oct. 15, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST


    by stuntmonkeynyc

    Until captioning, I always thought the line went: "Some motherfuckers always tryin' to skate on Bill." I thought I was the only one, until a friend's girl asked me, "Is Blade's real name Bill?"

  • Oct. 15, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Hello, first Blade movie.

    by stardogg

    Sounds like the plot from the first and third Blade movie only with a bigger budget.

  • Oct. 15, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST


    by ravenloff

    You need to read more carefully. You missed the point completely. That is, however, unless you think this movie is going to create a world in which on the US of A is ruled by Vampires, not the entire world. Do you likewise assume said vamipres are going to be racists as well as speciests? IE, do you think the vampires running the former USA will put the smackdown on the lowly black vampires living in the former New Orleans area? My original point harkened back to the original Matrix, in which there were good guys and bad guys of all stripes, but all the bad guys were ALL white. Tripe, pure and simple.