Spierig Brothers Reteam With Ethan Hawke

The trio are currently in pre-production on a new thriller.

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Michael and Peter Spierig, the Australian directors behind 2003's low budget zombie cult hit Undead and the dystopian vampire flick Daybreakers, are gearing up to reteam with Ethan Hawke for a new project titled Predestination, which is being pitched as a "a riveting adventure through time."

Being sold at the upcoming Cannes film market, Predestination is a new time travel based thriller about crime and punishment of the insane, bloody, and vile type. It chronicles two detectives from a secret government time travelling agency designed to prevent future killers and terrorists from committing their crimes.

Daybreakers saw Hawke play a vampire with a conscience, and the directors were impressed by the actor (he and Willem Dafoe were the lone Americans in a cast of Aussies) who took a big gamble on them. "It's so risky for an actor to say yes to a project," Peter told us back in 2010. "He was the first one we sent a script to. We'd just made this low-budget cheesy zombie movie and for him to say yes to a project and to come to Australia and trust essentially first time filmmakers with a production of this scale takes a lot of courage as it could be a total fuck-up. It was pretty brave of him."

Previously, the brothers were reported to be working on the sequel to Jim Henson's eighties cult film The Dark Crystal, but that's stalled to a standstill.

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