Awareness for Byzantium may be non-existent at this point, but that didn't stop Empire from posting a clip from the upcoming vampire drama that should reaffirm people’s faith in bloodsuckers after the Twilight franchise nearly ruined them forever. In this bit of footage we see Saoirse Ronan showing off her vampiric side in truly haunting fashion.

Byzantium is directed by Neil Jordan, who is also the man behind Interview with a Vampire, so it's clear that the man knows his stuff. The plot revolves around a mother/daughter vampire duo (Gemma Arterton and Ronan respectively) who move to a small town and try to keep their secret hidden.

Horror fans should be on the lookout for Byzantium when it hits theaters some time in 2013.

[via Empire]