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Pitt to Produce Dracula Movie 'Vlad' for Summit

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Dec 07, 2009 | 3:43am EST

Summit is shifting gears in its vampire division. With the romantic New Moon juggernaut firmly rolling along, the studio will now develop an action-oriented take on Dracula.

The Heat Vision blog reports the company has picked up Vlad, a script by actor Charlie Hunnam, with Brad Pitt producing.

Summit is said to be in negotiations with music video director and photographer Anthony Mandler to direct the take on Dracula as a young prince. Pitt is producing with Dede Gardner via Plan B.

Mandler has directed 10 music videos for Rihanna as well as having worked with the Killers and Eminem.

Pitt, of course, is no stranger to the vampire genre, having played reluctant bloodsucker Louis de Pointe du Lac in Neil Jordan's adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire in 1994.

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