|Tags: Appian Way, Brian McGreevy, dracula, Jaume Collet-Serra, Jonathan Harker, Lee Shipman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mad Hatter Entertainment, re-imagining, Russell Crowe, VAMPIRES|
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No official plot yet, but it's said to focus on a Scotland Yard detective named Jonathan Harker, who's tracking Dracula.
- Eli Roth is now in talks to direct the flick. The studio hopes to get production underway sometime in 2013. (7/11/12)
- Russell Crowe was originally going to play as Harker, but it's said that he's actually now playing Dracula.
- Jaume Collet-Serra was quoted saying: "Basically, we intend to make a film based on [Bram] Stoker's Dracula, but I respect the book. [Today is all about] vampires and very romance for girls thirteen years. But we want to bring back Dracula and demonstrate who is boss."
- Director Jaume Collet-Serra also helmed Orphan in 2009 and most recently Unknown starring Liam Neeson.
- It's said that the Jonathan Harker character is set up as a potential new franchise character.
- Leonardo DiCaprio produces under his Appian Way banner, but will not be starring in the film.
- Described as a "re-imagining of Bram Stoker's Dracula."