Universal Pictures Reviving Dracula Year Zero

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Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures is negotiating with Gary Shore to direct Dracula Year Zero, which previously had Alex Proyas attached to direct and Sam Worthington as the lead.

The movie has been described as follows for a while: “Dracula Year Zero” explores the origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. It seeks to depict Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have written a new draft of the screenplay. Michael De Luca continues on the project as producer.