Lionsgate has set actor Ethan Hawke to star in their futuristic vampire film DAYBREAKERS.
The story centers on a researcher in the year 2017, during a time when a plague has transformed most of the world's population into vampires. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a discovery that has the power to save the human race.
The film was written by Peter & Michael Spierig (UNDEAD). The Spierigs will also direct the film which will be begin production in July in Australia. Weta Workshop will handle the creature effects.
Chris Brown and Sean & Bryan Furst will produce.