I’m a big fan of Jim Jarmusch! I always look forward to any new movie he makes because I know they’ll be unique, interesting, and strange. So when I heard he was going to release a new vampire movie starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, I knew it was something worth watching. And I was right! I watched “Only Lovers Left Alive” at this past year’s New York Film Festival and it’s fantastic! Now a new UK trailer points to the film’s strange comedy and outlook on the vampire genre.
“After being around for centuries, vampire Adam (Tom Hiddleston) is a reclusive rockstar who cannot get accustomed to the modern world with all of its new technology. He pays Ian (Anton Yelchin), his “zombie” friend, for vintage guitars. Adam orders Ian a wooden bullet to kill himself. Disguising himself as Doctor Faust, Adam visits a local hospital and secretly purchases donated blood from Doctor Watson (Jeffrey Wright). While he lives in Detroit, his wife Eve (Tilda Swinton) lives in Tangier, where she receives blood from another vampire Marlowe (John Hurt).
But when she senses Adam’s depression with society on the phone, she gets on a plane and goes to see him. They eat blood popsicles, play chess, dance to the music at home, and drive around the city at night. Shortly after Eve gets there, her younger sister, Ava (Mia Wasikowska), shows up from Los Angeles after 87 years and disrupts the couple’s idyll reunion.
Ava drinks Ian to death after the party. She gets kicked out of the house. After disposing of Ian’s body, Adam and Eve fly to Tangier. There, they receive the last clean blood from Marlowe, who subsequently dies by having drunk the contaminated blood. Weakened and thirsty, the two find local young lovers kissing. Adam and Eve come up to them.”
The new Jim Jarmusch features Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, and John Hurt.
“Only Lovers Left Alive” hits theaters everywhere in the United Kingdom on February 21, 2014. Watch it!!!