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July 11, 2007

Alex Proyas To Direct Dracula Year Zero

— Posted by John Campea

DraculaFricken Vampires. I don’t know that I’ve seen a truly great Vampire movie since Lost Boys (although 30 Days of Night looks like to could be pretty solid). Sometimes I get a little sick of the whole “Vampire thing” in movies and TV shows… it’s almost as over done as zombie movies. However, there is something about Dracula that will always catch my attention. I’m not sure why.. but the character has always intrigued me.

New is now coming out that “I, Robot” director Alex Proyas is ready to direct the new Dracula film “Dracula: Year Zero”. The good folks over at Movieweb give us this:

The film is just one of many Vlad projects that are currently in the works at various studios. The script will revolve around a younger Vlad, showing him when he was much more vital. The new movie will also explore Vlad’s heroic roots in Romania’s subculture. He did fend off the Turks, after all.

Yeah why not? This could be good. I wasn’t a huge fan of I, Robot but the man who did “The Crow” could probably bring an interesting rendition of the whole Dracula mythos to the table. I’m looking forward to it.

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  • http://www.popcorngallery.blogspot.com Max

    The script for Drac year 0 is amazing. It shows the origins of the Drac lore and wraps it up in a sweeping epic adventure as he defends transylvania from the invading turks. Can’t wait!

  • Steven C

    John, I agree Dracula has always been a interesting character, and if there going to make a movie with the young Vlad the impaler Dracula then hopefully we will get to see a ton of people being impaled by Vlad which would fucking rock.

  • Stormy70

    There is some very popular Vampire fiction series that might be good movies. One series is based on a vampire huntress, which seems to be a mix of the erotic and vampires. I haven’t read the series yet, but they are on my “to do” list.

    Bring on the vampire movies!

  • bond james bond

    im only interested in this article because of the great christopher lee picture. :)

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