On tap right now we have the first six minutes from the latest horror comedy heading our way, What We Do in the Shadows. Open up! Sink your teeth in! Drink down the red.
The mockumentary has been acquired for US distribution by The Orchard and Unison Films, who are partnering up on the release of the film, the former handling U.S. digital, DVD, and broadcast distribution while the latter is in charge of the U.S. theatrical release.
Funny or Die also has an ownership stake in the film, which was produced by Unison Films and Defender Films.
The movie hails from “Flight of the Conchords” co-creator Jemaine Clement and frequent collaborator Taika Waititi; it follows a group of centuries-old bloodsuckers trying to navigate today’s world.
Clement, Waititi, Jonathon Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, and Stu Rutherford star.
Consider the living quarters of vampires, and stodgy old castles in Transylvania may come to mind. But these aren’t your typical bloodsuckers. Viago (379 years old), Deacon (183 years old), Vladislav (862 years old), and Peter (8,000 years old) have chosen to share a flat in Wellington, New Zealand. Unfortunately for them, it’s hard to make new friends due to their constant thirst for blood. Without any mortal chums left to invite them in to all of the hip establishments around town, they’ve lost touch with the current social scene. Can these creatures of the night put aside their differences as roommates and adapt to modern society?