‘Dracula Year Zero’ Revived by Universal Pictures

Gary Shore replaces Alex Proyas as director of this project centering on the legend of Vlad the Impaler.
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‘Dracula Year Zero’ Revived by Universal Pictures

Dracula Year Zero back on track at Universal Universal Pictures is breathing new life into its vampire project Dracula Year Zero, with Gary Shore coming on board as the new director.

We last reported on this languishing project back in August 2010, when Sam Worthington was set to star for director Alex Proyas. Dracula Year Zero fell by the wayside when the budget spiraled out of control, but it is back on track with a new script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Flash Gordon). Sam Worthington and Alex Proyas are no longer involved.

The story centers on the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian royal who terrorized his countrymen, and served as the primary inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. Michael De Luca is on board as a producer.

It isn't known when production will begin on Dracula Year Zero.

Dracula Untold was released October 10th, 2014.

Sources:Deadline

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  • junior-roberts • 3 years ago

    Is anybody else tired of Vampire and Werewolf movies yet? It's practically all been done. Why revisit old concepts again.

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    • renodc • 3 years ago

      I see on several sites that Proyas other project, a film adaptation of John Milton's Paradise Lost, just got scrapped recently for "an out of control" budget.

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      • instead8909 • 3 years ago

        I love Vampire's and I'm willing to see this when this comes out.

        Christopher Lee did an amazing job as the villain even if some of the films were awful.

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        • vampire2000 • 3 years ago

          @titanictom While Christopher Lee was an excellent Dracula, Bela Lugosi is the only TRUE Dracula. Although, having said that my favorite portrayal is still Richard Roxburgh's in Van Helsing.

          At any rate, I'm very much interested in seeing how this movie pans out.

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          • titanictom • 3 years ago

            Christopher Lee was the best DRACULA ever{he played the role 12 times] Bela Lagosi was the best{classic] DRACULA [he played the role 2 times] Nuff said!!!!!!

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            • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

              @thedude-abides O i know about this i just meant about Harker

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              • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                I can wait

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                • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

                  Oh BTW.....Why does Movieweb have a picture of Christopher Lee as Dracula!?!.

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                  • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

                    I'm over vampires!

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                    • brady1138 • 3 years ago

                      Um...I'm game if they change the title.

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                      • Number1Wolverine • 3 years ago

                        Either way I'll take a pass on this, after the nightmare that was Dracula 2000 I've given up on the bloodsucker.

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                        • renodc • 3 years ago

                          Proyas is getting about as bad as Aronofsky in not seeing projects through to the end.

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                          • kguy • 3 years ago

                            DARN IT, ALEX!!

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                            • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                              @SherlockHolmes2009 Did you mean Harker or this Dracula Year Zero? Harker is slated for release in 2014. Dracula Year Zero will probably be 2014 at the earliest, although I wouldn't be surprised if it fizzles out again.

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                              • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                                @thedude-abides Whens this suppose to happen

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                                • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                                  I'd rather see Russel Crowe in Harker.

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