IFC released the official U.S. trailer for Byzantium, Neil Jordan’s new film steeped within the vampire sub-genre. Jordan last explored bloodsuckers in Interview with the Vampire.
The film, starring Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan, opens June 28th. The pair play mysterious women who seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara (Arterton) meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.
Read our set report here, which includes interviews with the cast and crew.