Sam Worthington, making his first deal since the success of “Avatar,” is in negotiations to star in “Dracula Year Zero” for Universal Pictures.
Alex Proyas (Dark City, I, Robot, Knowing) will direct the picture from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The story is an origin tale of Vlad III the Impaler, the Romanian royal who inspired Bram Stoker‘s vampire tale. It centers on how Vlad became the creature; the choices that he made to make him into the tragic character.
Universal is considering greenlighting the $100 million film for a 2011 release.
Worthington can next be seen leading the cast of Warner Bros’s “Clash Of The Titans” remake.”