Gemma Arterton: Byzantium is not Twilight

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A vampire fantasy thriller starring Gemma Arterton & Saoirse Ronan as a pair of mysterious women who move into a run-down seaside town. Clara (Arterton) quickly secures shelter for them in the dilapidated Byzantium Hotel, while Eleanor (Ronan) finds solace in the companionship of a local boy. The bond proves dangerous however, as she mistakenly deems him trustworthy and reveals the truth of who she is and how she survives. As Clara and Eleanor become more exposed, the body count begins to rise, resulting in a wild hunt for blood.
June 1st, 2013

Gemma Arterton insists 'Byzantium' is not another 'Twilight'.

The actress assures her new movie, despite being a vampire thriller, isn't like the hit franchise which focused on a romance between a blood-sucker and a human.

Gemma said: ''It's an art house horror. Its definitely lower key than your blockbusters like Twilight and its got much more of beating heart. Visually its beautifully shot. It's heavier, more adult.''

The film is adapted from Moira Buffini's play 'A Vampire Story' and follows a blood-sucking mother Clara and her daughter Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) who seek refuge in a deserted guesthouse called Byzantium who turn the coastal town into a place of murder and darkness.

The horror is directed by Neil Jordan - who previously made the vampire movies ' Interview with the Vampire' and 'High Spirits' - and Gemma heralds him a ''genius in this particular genre''.

The British screen beauty has also just finished shooting 'Runner, Runner' with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck which is set to be released in September.