WestEnd Films have unveiled the first piece of sales art for Neil Jordan's new fantasy thriller 'Byzantium'. In already our second piece of vampire-related news of the day the new project starring Gemma Arterton ('Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters') and Saoirse Ronan ('The Lovely Bones') is based upon the play 'A Vampire Story' by Moira Buffini which deals with two immortal blood drinkers Eleanor and Clara. The cool looking new sales art which we're sure is good enough to become an official one-sheet in the future can be spotted in all its glory below. Caleb Landry Jones ('The Last Exorcism', 'Antiviral'), Jonny Lee Miller ('Dexter', Dark Shadows'), Tom Hollander ('Hanna'), Sam Riley and Daniel Mays ('Ashes to Ashes') all co-star in the feature.
"Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious and penniless young women, flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. They try to find money and refuge along the tawdry seafront and in the dilapidated hotels. Clara, ever-practical, sells her body. She soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium. Clara, always looking towards the future, turns it into a ‘pop-up’ brothel.
Meanwhile Eleanor, the eternal schoolgirl, meets Frank, a kindred spirit who unwittingly prompts her to tell the truth about her life. She tells him that Clara is her mother; yet Clara is only a few years older. She says that she was born in 1804; yet she is just sixteen. She confesses that she must drink human blood to stay alive – and so must her mother. In the small, quiet town, people start to die. And the past that the girls have been running from for so long, finally catches up with them – with astonishing consequences."
'Byzantium' Sales Art