It seems that these days we are surrounded by vampires – on tv, in movies and in books. So its only natural that South Africa would want a piece of the pie.
South African filmmakers are set to release a homegrown vampire film in December.
The story is set in Johannesburg. Eternity tells the tale of Billy (Andre Frauenstein), a sensitive, handsome young vampire who spends his nights prowling the city with his friends.
They appear to lead a charmed life, but Billy is lonely and yearns for the true love. When he meets Jenny (Rikki Brest), a beautiful and captivating human girl at a nightclub, he is smitten. His easy charm and gentlemanly manner draw Jenny to him and, despite all attempts by Billy’s ex-girlfriend Lisa (Christina Storm), to scupper the budding relationship, Jenny falls for him. (Sounds a bit like True Blood to me)
It seems that destiny has favoured both of them. But all is not what is appears in the twilight world of the vampires.
Jenny’s father, Tevis Shapiro (Ian Roberts), a human scientist researching a cure for the human HIV/Aids virus accidently produces a serum that will enable vampires to survive the sun’s rays and share the daylight with humans.
This leads to a clash between the vampire clan leaders – Constantine (Gys de Villiers), a traditionalist who is against the serum and Borlak (District 9’s David James), a power-hungry upstart who is determined to lead the vampires out of the shadows and into the light so that they can walk with the humans.
An all-out war ensues and Billy teams up with Detective Joe Kau (Hlomla Dandala), to defeat Borlak, and claim the hand of the girl he loves.
Watch the trailer and let me know what you think.