Actor Rutger Hauer has signed onto star in director Dario Argento's new 3D horror movie Dracula 3D.

Rutger Hauer will portray Van Helsing in the project, the notorious vampire slayer who seeks out Dracula. The character was the focus of the 2004 movie Van Helsing, which starred Hugh Jackman.

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No plot details were given for Dracula 3D and it isn't known if the production will be shot in 3D or converted to 3D in post-production.

Dario Argento will direct, although it isn't clear if he is writing the script or if another writer is attached at this time. Production is scheduled to start on May 16, with filming to take place in Budapest. A release date has not been determined yet.