Ethan Hawke is set to reteam with his Daybreakers directors The Spierig Brothers, time-travel actioner Predestination. Based on the 1959 Robert Heinlein short story “All You Zombies,” this one concerns a covert temporal manipulation agency that’s tasked with jumping into the past to prevent/facilitate certain key events. Hawke will play an agent who must take highly inventive action to ensure his very existence. The original Heinlein story is a witty, mind-bending temporal-paradox that plays heavily with perspective. It’s unclear at this point exactly how closely the film will follow it; hopefully, the answer is: to the letter. Because, without spoiling anything, this one’s got a doozy of a last-act reveal. Hit the jump for more.
Peter and Michael Spierig (Daybreakers) will helm Power of the Dark Crystal in 3D, the sequel to Jim Henson’s 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal. Here’s the brief synopsis from the press release:
Set hundreds of years after the events of the first movie when the world has once again fallen into darkness, “Power of the Dark Crystal” follows the adventures of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with a Gelfling outcast, steals a shard of the legendary Crystal in an attempt to reignite the dying sun that exists at the center of the planet.
I never saw the first film so I have no idea what any of that means. If you have seen the original and are eager for details about the sequel, hit the jump to read the full press release.
A new trailer for the vampire-thriller Daybreakers just went online and before you sigh, “Great, another vampire movie,” you should know that I hear it’s a solid little flick and at the very least these vamps don’t look like they glitter when struck by sunlight. It’s actually got a pretty neat premise: In the year 2019 (apparently the 2010s are going to be really rough for humanity), vampires are now the dominant species on the planet with the remaining humans being farmed for blood. But with the remaining blood supply dwindling, a vampire scientist (Ethan Hawke) finds himself siding with the human resistance. Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, the film co-stars Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer but subscribe to the new rule that trailers may no longer end with some screaming “Noooooo!!!” Daybreakers hits theaters on January 8, 2010.