Last month we reported that Luke Evans is set to play the male lead
in Gary Shore
‘s upcoming Dracula
movie (originally titled Dracula: Year Zero
). Today comes the word that A Dangerous Method
star Sarah Gadon is in some serious talks to play a female lead in the whole thing. Simple question: sounds great, or what?
Let us once again remind you that Gary Shore
will direct the movie from a script written by Matt Sazama
and Burk Sharpless
and the story (which is a mix of mythology and history) will revolve around Prince Vlad, the inspiration for the Dracula character popularized by the Bram Stoker
In other words, the movie will center on Evans’ character:
…a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them, and in the process becomes the first vampire.
Alissa Phillips will serve as exec producer and creative executive Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal.
is already set to open on August 8th, 2014.
For more vampire-updates make sure you stay tuned!