Prediction: Only Lovers Left Alive
Shiri’s Prediction: First, I feel it’s only fair I fully disclose my horrible fangirl crush on Tom Hiddleston. And maybe I have one on Tilda Swinton. Okay, definitely. Don’t fool yourself, you have a fan-whatever crush on both of them too. Said crushes are pretty much universal. Now. Vampires have been done. And done. Beat to death. Replaced with werewolves. Made to *dry heave* sparkle. Lost their popularity to hordes of brainless zombies. Now, we’re talking vampires in love here. But we’re talking Jim Jarmusch doing vampires in love. With Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as said vampires in love. We’ll re-predict when we have a full trailer, but I’m thinking dark and quirky and all kinds of effed up. Perhaps the very thing to allow the vamps to claw their way to the top of the supernatural heap once more.
Luke’s Prediction: So, vampire movies are a pretty dismal bag of overwrought crap, bad acting and awful special effects. But, there is so much potential a veritable wasteland of untapped ideas and possibility. But, if I had to place money on some director to be the one to make a new good vampire movie, Jim Jarmusch would not have been. Of course, when you think of the fact that he made a samurai movie starring Forrest Whitaker, it does become a pretty good chance that the vampire movie might not suck.
And of course, if you use the predictive power of completely arbitrary relationships you can prove that this movie will be good. Starting from the last great vampire movie [The Hunger, in case you were wondering] starring David Bowie, we next move to the recent David Bowie video starring him and Tilda Swinton [The Stars (Are Out Tonight)] with kind of vampire like rock stars, and finally get to this new movie. This all shows, by the transitive power of things that are awesome, that this new movie will be good.