Warner Bros. Close To Buying Harker, A New Spin On Dracula
With the Twilight franchise down to its final book and the number of vampire movies at the box office growing less and less abundant, it would appear that the run of bloodsucker movies is coming to a close (though is being replaced by Snow White and James Franco, among other things). But the vampire business has been good business for Hollywood, so you can be sure that the sub-genre isn't going away without a fight. Case in point:
Badass Digest and Deadline report that Warner Bros. is making a deal to acquire the spec script Harker, which would be directed by Unknown-helmer Jaume Collet-Serra and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's shingle, Appian Way (though DiCaprio doesn't plan on starring). Written by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, the project is a retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with protagonist Jonathan Harker turned into a Scotland Yard detective hunting down the vampire. The movie is being seen as the potential starter for a franchise.
This, of course, isn't the only Dracula movie in the works. Both Sam Worthington and Noomi Rapace have been mentioned for projects based on the Stoker book in recent months, but lord knows where they stand in development. The point is, we're still very far away from seeing the end of this fad.
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