The Daybreakers Directors Talk About Their Upcoming Sci-Fi Projects
01.11.10 by Ryan
The science fiction/horror blend Daybreakers didn't have a terrible opening weekend, fighting through Avatar's dominance to grab fourth place. The movie's writers-directors, Australian twins Michael and Peter Spierig, are already planning two more sci-fi-related project, including a remake of Captain Blood, an Errol Flynn sea adventure movie from 1935 that the brothers told io9 they plan to turn into a "space pirate movie." Michael admitted they were currently writing the script.
We're working on Captain Blood, at the moment.we're still developing the script with Warner Brothers at the moment. We've got a first draft of it and it's good. We're still working on it. It might still be a while before it goes into production, if it goes into production at all.
The brothers also talked about their other, more mysterious sci-fi project, which is currently untitled, though that's not the only thing the brothers are keeping secret.
Peter: We've been writing a script for a year now that's another science-fiction film as well. It's a period film it's set largely in the '40s. We've spent a lot of time researching, just an enormous amount
of time. We've almost over-researched, we probably need to put some of the research away and get out of the script for a moment.
Michael: It's taking elements of history and spinning it, or changing it. Or taking elements of history and asking, "what if?" Daybreakers is a what if — what if everybody was a vampire? How would they live? This is very much a "what if" as well, and asks, "What if this didn't happen, and this happens instead?" Ah, that's all I'm saying.