The night is dark and full of terrors, particularly for Game of Thrones actor Art Parkinson as he joins the cast of Universal’s Dracula. Samantha Barks, who starred as Eponine in Les Miserables, is joining the cast as well.
Dracula will be an origin story about history’s most famous vampire (played by Luke Evans). We will see the story of a Transylvanian prince who risks eternal damnation to save his wife from a Turkish horde.
Parkinson will play Dracula’s son — this kid really has a thing for taking on characters with dead dads. Barks will take on the role of a baba yaga, which, in Eastern European folk tales, is a beautiful woman who turns into a savage witch.
Icelandic star Thor Kristjansson is also onboard. He will play Bright Eyes, an Eastern European taken as a slave as a young boy who is now a vicious assassin in the Ottoman Army.
The new cast members will join Dominic Cooper and Sarah Gadon, as well as director Gary Shore. Production is set to begin in August in Belfast, and the film has an August 8, 2014 release date.