Marvel’s living vampire with a rare blood disorder unleashes his darkness in the all-new action thriller hitting theaters January 28.
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters hits theater screens January 28 as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Dr. Michael Morbius in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Morbius. To give audiences a “taste” of what Leto’s living vampire will look like, Sony just unveiled a trailer with all the dark energy and bat winged blood hunger that Morbius requires.
In the film, the genius Dr. Morbius is dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and attempts a desperate gamble to save others from suffering the same fate. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed, in the form of fangs, an aversion to sunlight, and an insatiable thirst for something red. Any guesses what that might be? Will good overcome evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges in this scientific take on one of the world’s oldest monsters?
Sink your teeth into the brand-new trailer:
Sony also released a vignette where Leto talks about the role alongside some snippets from the film.
Watch the Vignette here:
Alongside Leto, the film’s star-studded cast includes Matt Smith as Loxias Crown; Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft; Al Madrigal as Agent Rodriguez; Tyrese Gibson as Simon Stroud; Jared Harris; and Michael Keaton.
The action thriller is directed by Daniel Espinosa with screen story and screenplay by Matt Sazama & Buck Sharpless from an original story based on the Marvel Comics. The film is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Lucas Foster; Louise Rosner and Emma Ludbrook serve as executive producers.
Matthew E. Butler serves as production VFX supervisor. Digital Domain, Lola Visual Effects, NVIZ, One of Us, and Storm Studios are providing the visual effects.
Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment