Universal Pictures has set Gary Shore's Dracula for release on August 8, 2014. Luke Evans is attached to play the title role.
Said to explore the origin of the character, Dracula weaves 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 scripted the most recent draft of the screenplay and Michael De Luca will serve as producer.
Currently, Dracula is the only film scheduled for that August weekend.