The Machinist scriptwriter Scott Alan Kosar has been set to work on the screenplay for Summit Entertainment's Dracula film, Vlad.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Charlie Hunnam wrote the original script, which takes an action-oriented look at Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, as a young prince. Music video director and photographer Anthony Mandler recently came aboard to direct the project and will shepherd Kosar's work on the screenplay.
Vlad centers on Dracula as a young prince; he is known to history as Vlad the Impaler, the man behind the Dracula myth.
Summit picked up Vlad awhile ago, developing it quietly, but when execs saw Mandler's reel, the project got a shot in the arm.
Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner are producing through their Plan B shingle. Summit president of production Erik Feig and VP production Meredith Milton are overseeing the project.