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Fresh off the success of their inventive take on the zombie genre, masterminds Michael and Peter Spierig direct Ethan Hawke in an ambitious tale of a futuristic Earth populated entirely by vampires, and the efforts made by the creatures to ensure that their food supply doesn't run out as humankind is faced with extinction. The year is 2017, and a vampire plague has turned most of the planet's human population into bloodsucking ghouls. As the population of mortals fast begins to dwindle, a vampiric corporation sets out to capture and farm every remaining human while simultaneously researching a consumable blood substitute, headed by undead hematologist Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke). His work is interrupted after stumbling onto a pocket of human survivors lead by Elvis (Willem Dafoe), a former vampire, whose past reveals a cure that could reverse the tide and save the human race. With time running out, Dalton's only hope lies in outsmarting the security forces of his boss (Sam Neill), whose goal isn't just to find a substitute, but to repopulate humanity in order to sell its blood to the highest bidder. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 8, 2010


Ethan Hawke
as Edward Dalton
Willem Dafoe
as Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac
Claudia Karvan
as Audrey Bennett
Michael Dorman
as Frankie Dalton
Vince Colosimo
as Christopher Caruso
Isabel Lucas
as Alison Bromley
Sam Neill
as Charles Bromley
Paul Sonkkila
as General Williams
Damien Garvey
as Senator Westlake
Emma Randall
as Ellie Landon
Mungo McKay
as Colin Briggs
Todd Levi
as Commissioner Turnbull
Robyn Moore
as Forensic Investigator Simms
Troy MacKinder
as Officer Hobbs
John Gibson
as Detective Cosgrove
Christopher Kirby
as Jarvis Bayom
Tiffany Lamb
as News Reader
Lisa Cunningham
as Nurse
Allan Todd
as Businessman
Renai Caruso
as Coffee Shop Attendant
David Vallon
as Janitor
Simon Burvill-Holmes
as Onlooker


Michael Spierig
Peter Spierig
Bryan Furst
Sean Furst
Michael Spierig
Peter Spierig
Ben Nott
Christopher Gordon
Composer (Music Score)
Matt Villa
George Liddle
Production Designer
Eugene Intas
Art Director
Bill Booth
Art Director
Todd Fellman
Peter Block
Executive Producer
Jason Constantine
Executive Producer
Jacinta Leong
Set Designer
Klaus Kastberg
Set Designer
Paula Whiteway
Set Designer
George Liddle
Costume Designer
Matthew Putland
Set Decorator
Wayne Pashley
Sound/Sound Designer
Jamie Leslie
First Assistant Director
Nikki Barrett
Wayne Pashley
Re-Recording Mixer
Wayne Pashley
Supervising Sound Editor
Stuart Wood
Line Producer
Lenny Holmdahl
Properties Master
Colleen Clarke
Post Production Supervisor
Craig Walmsley
Sound Recordist
Damian Candusso
Sound Effects Editor
Kym Sainsbury
Department Head Makeup
Kym Sainsbury
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Kym Sainsbury
Department Head Hair
Allan Mowbray
Richard Francis-Bruce
Additional Editing
Phil Heywood
Re-Recording Mixer
Weta Workshop Ltd.
Creature Effects
Sheila Lind
Production Coordinator
Clint Ingram
Special Effects Supervisor
Nicholas Breslin
Sound Effects Editor