7

John Carpenter Signs on to Direct Vamp Tale Fangland

John Carpenter Signs on to Direct Vamp Tale FanglandNow this is how to end a week! As everyone knows, vampires are hotter than hot right now, and who better to tackle yet another toothy project than one of our original Masters of Horror, John Carpenter. Yep, JC’s next film after The Ward is going to be an adaptation of the 2007 novel Fangland.

According to Variety Fangland [is] an updated version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula set up with DAS Films and Blumhouse Prods. Sriram Das and Jason Blum are producing. Tracy Underwood’s also involved in a producing capacity.

[Written] by former “60 Minutes” producer John Marks, it’s centered on a New York-based producer who travels to Romania for an interview with a notorious European arms dealer, who turns out to be a modern-day Dracula.

Mark Wheaton (Friday the 13th ’09) penned the adaptation.

Between this news, Carpenter’s increased availability for conventions of late, and his involvement in F.E.A.R. 3, it’s starting to look like the man’s ready for a big comeback. We can only hope!

Keep it here for more as it comes.

Debi Moore

“>CHECK OUT DREAD CENTRAL’S NEW POSTER STORE!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Think up yet another spin on Dracula in the Dread Central forums!

Image Type 1:

Debi Moore

I'll see you on the other side...

  • James Coker

    good to hear that Carpenter will be doing another Vampire Flick, plus i’m one of the few people who liked Carpenter’s VAMPIRES with James Woods…that one was a decent Fun Vampire film

  • Tshoffie

    This is Awesome news not only do i have one Carpenter Film im looking forward to in the WARD but now a Second one in Fangland. i Couldnt ask for more Im so Happy Carpenter is Back

  • Masked Slasher

    FUCK YES! Carpenter is BACK!!! LOVE THIS NEWS!!!!!!

  • creightonchaney

    This is great news! Anytime my favorite director gets involved in something, I am stoked . I hope he gets to do his own music for this, even though he stepped aside for The Ward, which I can not wait till it comes out. Oh yeah, Floydian Trip I hope they can write several more chapters after this one! That was such an awesome book too,

    “Never Moon a Werewolf…sound advice.” – from my lips to your ears (2005).

  • Vanvance1

    Good stuff. I really enjoyed John Carpenter’s ‘Vampires’. I thought it was a fun, violent romp.

    It’ll be interesting to see if the man responsible for some of the best horror films in history still has the touch.

  • Floydian Trip

    BIG comeback! They’re gonna have to write another John Carpenter: Prince of Darkness book when he gets done which won’t be any time soon. Rock on JC!

  • LSD Zombie

    You got a little bit of mahogany father?