You may not think it looking at the trailers, but the Spierig brothers newest film, Daybreakers, is more science fiction than horror. Sure, it's got vampires and spills every drop of blood necessary to earn its R-rating, but it's larger agenda is painting a complete picture of a dystopian future in its death throes thanks to the spread of a malicious virus; a virus that happens to turn people into creatures of the night. What makes Daybreakers better than a number of other films with a similar hook is how much thought the Spierigs put into fleshing out their world. There's actual gravity given to the idea that a nocturnal way of life just isn't feasible here on Earth, despite all the technology the vampires leverage to pretend otherwise.

So it comes as no surprise that the fraternal writing/directing pair are sticking with a sci-fi venue for their next project. It's been known for a while that they were planning on remaking the 1935 Errol Flynn pirate movie Captain Blood in space (no, that's not a joke, they really do want to make a pirate movie in space), but it looks like the press circuit for Daybreakers has turned up a new possible frontrunner for their next film. The Film Stage has the scoop:

"Peter Spierig: There's a script that we've been working on for over a year now and it's a science fiction film set in the forties. I can't really say much more than that, but its got elements of sort of real world events that happened during that time and we're kind of twisting it and giving it our version of history. Taking history and changing it (laughs)."
categories Movies, Sci-Fi