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Despite getting modest to mediocre reviews from critics, Neil Jordan's Interview With A Vampire was a major hit when it was released back in the mid-90s. Armed with a cast led by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt and a large Ann Rice fanbase, the R-rated film opened at number one, made over $100 million domestically, and over $220 million worldwide. Jordan has kept away from the undead since, making movies like the war drama Michael Collins, the crime drama The Good Thief, and the revenge thriller The Brave One, but now he has dived back into the world of monsters with Byzantium.
As you can see above, Apple has delivered the first ever trailer for the new vampire thriller, but that's not all. The site also has a new poster:
In the film Saoirse Ronan stars as Eleanor, a vampire who lives with her mother Clara (Gemma Arterton). When the two of them are on the run and discover a quiet coastal town, Eleanor meets and befriends a young boy named Frank (Caleb Landry Jones), but makes the terrible mistake of telling him her darkest secret. Moria Buffini, whose previous credits include the acclaimed Cary Fukunaga-directed adaptation of Jane Eyre and Stephen Frears' 2010 dramedy Tamara Drewe (which also starred Arterton), wrote the screenplay.
Byzantium premiered at last year's Toronto International Film Festival and has been making its way around the globe touring festivals since, with stops in Glasgow, Instanbul and, most recently, New York City for Tribeca. Look for it in theaters in the United States on June 28th.