Actor Sam Worthington has been confirmed to star in Alex Proyas' Dracula Year Zero, according to reports from both Encore and Collider.

The Encore report indicates that the film will be shot in Australia. The news was announced at the Australian International Movie Convention.

We reported back in January that Worthington had been attached to the film and it was said that the $100 million project would be the origin story of Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian royalty who terrorized his nation and inspired Bram Stoker to create his classic character, Dracula. Collider's account reveals that the film will start shooting in June 2011.

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We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further information on Dracula Year Zero as soon as we have more information.

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