LOS ANGELES – The brand new film Day Shift flips the vampire style on its head: an motion comedy that imagines vampire-slaying as a blue-collar job taken simply to make ends meet.
And this goofy supernatural romp has two moderately unlikely main males: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and rap star Snoop Dogg.
Now streaming on Netflix, the movie sees Foxx as Bud Jablonski, a Los Angeles pool cleaner whose facet hustle is bounty-hunting and killing vampires.
However Jablonski is struggling to make ends meet, and the one manner he can earn an honest dwelling is to get again within the good graces of the vampire-hunting union – which beforehand kicked him out – and land a high-paying union job.
To do that, he should first work the undesirable day shift – with the assistance of his vampire-slaying good friend Large John (Snoop Dogg) and underneath the watchful eye of nervous union consultant Seth (Dave Franco).
On the Los Angeles premiere of the movie – Netflix's prime English-language film each globally and in Singapore earlier this month (Aug 8 to 14) – Foxx says Day Shift stands other than most vampire yarns due to its mix of comedy and "sensible motion".
And his character will not be some supernaturally anointed vampire slayer, however moderately a working man struggling to help his household.
"It's so blue-collar and so down-to-earth," says the 54-year-old American actor, singer and comic, who received an Academy Award enjoying musician Ray Charles within the 2004 movie Ray.
"I’m in a vampire-hunting union and I get cash for promoting vampire fangs – that differentiates it from all the pieces else."
Foxx provides that the motion scenes are extra sensible than one usually sees on this style, with numerous "sensible combating" moderately than digital particular results, due to first-time director J.J. Perry's earlier life as a stuntman and combat coordinator.
However there’s additionally a robust comedic contact to lots of these scenes.
"So it's going to be humorous and with numerous motion and belongings you haven't seen in the identical combine," says the performer, who appeared within the acclaimed dramas Collateral (2004) and Django Unchained (2012).
The vampires on this movie additionally transfer a little bit otherwise as a result of Perry solid contortionists to play them.
"I couldn't reinvent vampires so I took some contortionists and weaponised their work," says the 54-year-old American film-maker, who shot a few of these performers' actions in reverse as a way to make them look further creepy.