Just when I was about bitch and moan over this endless, Twilight-triggered obsession with vampires in Hollywood, along comes this impressive new trailer for Daybreakers to shut my ass up and leave me happy. Directed by brothers Michael and Peter Sperig (the duo behind the way-overboard zombie-comedy Undead), Daybreakers mixes the “vamps integrated into society” aesthetic of True Blood with a more sci-fi, Gattaca tone, putting vampires in charge and humans on the lower end of society’s totem pole. The problem is, mortal mankind is near extinction, which sucks (no pun meant) for the vamps since no more humans means no more fresh blood supply.
The credibility factor is high, thankfully (this is no Blood & Chocolate bullshit), with stars Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, and there’s some pretty wicked creature effects and violence to be seen from this trailer. The film won’t be out until January 2010, but check the preview now, after the jump.