Alex Proyas and Realistic Vampires

They're real to me, damnit!Alex Proyas (Dark City) had many of us wondering just what he was going to do with the Dracula name when he spoke briefly about the project at “>SDCC 08. Indeed Mr. Proyas has great vision, but what could he bring to the vampire world that we haven’t already seen before?

According to a recent interview with MTV, Proyas is going for realism. Realism with undead creatures who suck blood, turn into beasts, and have various other supernatural powers? Okay! Let’s see what the filmmaker has to say.

According to the man at the helm, Dracula: Year Zero will be “sort of the origin tale that mixes [the historical] Prince Vlad of Transylvania with sort of [the fictionalized] Bram Stoker [take].” Proyas goes on to state that certain things like blood drinking and the pointy teeth will remain intact while other bits of vampire lore will probably get chucked out the window (i.e., garlic).

He kept quiet on the whole transformation bit, so it looks like we’ll just have to wait and see what he has in mind for that.


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  • Terminal

    Proyas is excellent. I’ll see it.

  • Dr Malachi Constant

    I trust Proyas, so long as Will Smith’s not involved in the project. Any movie that guy gets attached to becomes instantly less interesting … case in point, Hancock … due to the perceived need to make all of his movies as widely appealing as possible.

    But, Hell, I’ll admit it … I, Robot was better than it should have been, given the above mentioned phenomenon, and that I attribute to Proyas.