Spierig Brothers Reteam With Ethan Hawke

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


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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