Universal has brought Dracula Year Zero back from the dead. The project, which once had Sam Worthington and Alex Proyas attached to star and direct, respectively, was shut down shortly before production after the studio deemed it too expensive. Deadline.com reports that it’s been reborn, sans Worthington, with some guy named Gary Shore in talks to direct from a script by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless. Michael De Luca is producing.
Dracula Year Zero’s story is said to revolve around Vlad the Impaler, the Turk-squashing Romanian prince thought to be the inspiration for the Dracula character.