Daybreakers | 2009

Directed by: Michael Spierig , Peter Spierig

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Main Plot

In a world dominated by vampires, a researcher seeks a blood substitute to save the dwindling human population. However, he becomes entangled in a dangerous conspiracy that could change the fate of both humans and vampires forever.


  • Ethan Hawke's character in Daybreakers is named Edward Dalton, a vampire hematologist searching for a blood substitute.
  • Willem Dafoe's character in Daybreakers is named Lionel "Elvis" Cormac, a former vampire turned human resistance fighter.
  • Sam Neill's character in Daybreakers is Charles Bromley, the CEO of a pharmaceutical company that profits from the vampire population.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Daybreakers, Edward and Audrey manage to find a cure for the vampire epidemic. They successfully distribute the cure to the remaining vampires, turning them back into humans. Edward reunites with his brother, Frankie, who was also cured. The film concludes with a hopeful note, as humans and former vampires begin to rebuild society together, putting an end to the reign of vampires and restoring balance to the world.

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Michael Spierig Peter Spierig Ethan Hawke Willem Dafoe Sam Neill