Yep, that’s right, kids! You’ll soon be seeing Sam Worthington taking up the role of Count Dracula in Alex Proyas’ Dracula: Year Zero. Excited? We are. Though we’re more curious to see how someone who is usually as wooden as the stakes that can take down even the baddest of bloodsuckers will handle playing one of horror’s most charismatic heroes.
According to Encore Magazine Universal Pictures has announced production on the toothy new flick, which will be shot in Australia.
As mentioned, Worthington will be donning the fangs to play Dracula himself in a film whose script chronicles the epic origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. It depicts Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war, repositioning him more as a vengeful hero than the monster seen in Bram Stoker’s classic novel.
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