The Original Gangster is now a prohibition-era Vampire in period-action-crime-horror Bloodrunners. Yup, Ice-T plays an ancient, power-hungry bloodsucker who descends on a small town in the latest from writer-director Dan Lantz (Bloodlust Zombies), for which this trailer has landed.
Combining the action of gangster crime thrillers with liberal doses of gore, Bloodrunners stars Michael McFadden (Into the Lion’s Den) as a corrupt cop who takes payoffs to look the other way as illegal hooch flows through his town. When he stumbles upon a vampire clan led by Ice-T’s Chesterfield however, he finds himself in a fight for the town’s very survival.
With shooting now wrapped, expect a high Body Count (sorry) when Bloodrunners hits screens sometime in 2017.
Here’s the official synopsis:
By 1933, Prohibition has proven a booming enterprise, where average citizens break the law, hide in the shadows, and operate at night. The new world order has even lined the pockets of corrupt cops like Jack Malone (McFadden). He collects a “luxury tax” from every bootlegger and scofflaw in the small town he has sworn to protect.
While shaking down the newest speakeasy in the local underground, Jack and his men uncover a clan of vampires hellbent on taking over the town. Now Chesterfield (Ice-T), an ancient vampire, and his horde must hide their secret at any cost. The bloody result leaves several bodies and innocent townsfolk taken as lambs to await the slaughter.
With nowhere else to turn, Jack joins forces with a busboy and a crazy preacher to save the town and make a final stand against Chesterfield and his vampires.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)