Update: Sam Worthington to Play Dracula

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UPDATE: Heat Vision has confirmed Latino Review‘s scoop that Sam Worthington is in talks for the role.

Latino Review is reporting that Avatar and upcoming Clash of the Titans star Sam Worthington is a frontrunner to star in Universal’s Dracula Year Zero, to be directed by Alex Proyas (Knowing, I, Robot).

The film is an origin tale of Vlad 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.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the script.

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