Watch the stunning trailer for Jim Jarmusch's achingly cool 'Only Lovers Left Alive.'
You'd think we'd have had our fill of vampire romances by now, but new movie Only Lovers Left Alive is set to show us that there's still fresh blood to shake from the undead fantasy genre. It helps that Jim Jarmusch's soon-to-be-released film boasts the hair-raisingly talented lead duo of Tilda Swinton and Thor's Tom Hiddlestone, who play a pair of trendy vampire lovers trying to find their fill of blood whilst keeping a low profile.
Tilda Swinton & Tom Hiddlestone Strike A Deathly Pose In The New Vampire Romance.
Swinton and Hiddlestone are moulded into the deathly cool couple Adam and Eve. After being around for centuries, Adam, a rock star with a penchant for vintage guitars, is finding it difficult to get his head around the modern world with all of its technology. His need for reclusiveness is threatened by the people drawn to his air of mystery and the music he makes.
However, music isn't Adam's only passion as we discover when his wife Eve arrives from Tangier and the pair make up for lost time by rediscovering the old feelings they have for one another. The immortal couple eat blood popsicles, play chess, dance to the music at home, and drive around the city at night.
Their idyll is soon destroyed when Eve's restless younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) arrives, creating mayhem and testing Eve and Adam's relationship to the limits when she kills Adam's friend Ian (Anton Yelchin) after a party. In need of blood themselves, the couple fly to Tangier to receive blood from another vampire, Marlowe (John Hurt), but are forced to consider how they can continue to survive as their lifestyle and world decays around them.
Jarmusch's flick, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, stands apart from other movies of the same genre because the writer and director places an emphasis on the drama and romance rather than focusses on his characters' vampiristic traits and their ability for destruction. Described as a "crypto-vampire love story" by Jarmusch himself, Only Lovers Left Alive brings to life a fantastical yet gritty imagining of a modern day vampire tale.
Only Lovers Left Alive will be released on the 21st February in the UK and the 11th April in the USA.