First trailer for Ethan Hawke's vampire thriller Daybreakers

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

The first trailer has been released for Daybreakers, the vampire thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. Hawke portrays a researcher in the year 2019, during a time when a plague has changed most of the world's population into vampires.

As the human population dwindles, vampires hunt, capture and farm every remaining human in order to survive, or else must find a blood substitute before time runs out. But some humans won't go down without a fight ...

Daybreakers doesn't open until Jan. 8, 2010, but you can check out the trailer after the jump.

Written and directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, the film also stars Isabel Lucas, Sam Neill and Claudia Karvan.