Proyas Offers Another Dracula: Year Zero Status Update

Alex Proyas gives Dracula Year Zero updateNow that he’s done introducing Nicolas Cage and Nicolas Cage’s hair to the Devil’s Sudoku in Knowing, director Alex Proyas is more than ready to sink his teeth into Dracula: Year Zero. But what’s taking so long to get going?

Proyas shed a bit of light on the film’s status and what his take on it is going to be in an interview with Tech Land.

“Well I think I’m now working on a movie about the origins of Dracula – called Dracula: Year Zero.” he tells the site. “You never really know until you start shooting, but it sure feels like I’m working on it. We’re still in the budgeting and scheduling right now.”

“Why I’m so intrigued by this story – when someone originally suggested it to me, I was like, I’m so not into this; Dracula has to be the most filmed character in the history of movies – is that this script has such an interesting and original take on this character,” Proyas continued. “It’s all about how Vlad of Transylvania became this creature; the choices that he made to make him into this tragic character. It’s so intriguing to me, to approach this as a character study on a huge, epic canvas. The script is from these two young guys [Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless] who have never really done a script before, but they basically did their thing and have reinvented the whole context of this most familiar personality.”

We’ll let you know more once Proyas figured out(!) what project he’s on.

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