Fast & Furious 6 star Luke Evans is teaming up with Universal Pictures once again for the revitalized horror project Dracula Year Zero. The actor beat out others such as Tom Hardy for the role. Universal executives have reportedly been trying to find another project for the actor, as a result of his impressive performance in Fast & Furious 6.

The project was initially set up with Sam Worthington attached to star and Alex Proyas directing, although it fell apart due to budgetary issues. Dracula Year Zero moved to Universal Pictures last February, when Gary Shore signed on to make his directorial debut.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the latest draft of the screenplay, which blends mythological fiction and true fact. The story follows the historical figure Vlad the Impaler (Luke Evans), who was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula character in his original novel. No production schedule was given.

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After Fast & Furious 6 hits theaters next month, Luke Evans will next be seen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Bard the Bowman.