John Carpenter has signed on to direct the upcoming thriller Fangland, which will star Hilary Swank. The film is an updated take on Bram Stoker's Dracula.

The script will be based on John Marks' 2007 novel of the same name, which finds a New York based TV news magazine producer (Swank) hurrying to Transylvania with a notorious arms dealer after he shows up at her office with a coffin. This mysterious stranger soon reveals himself to be the infamous Dracula. Mark Wheaton has adapted the book for the screen.