Variety is reporting that Dominic Cooper (Dead Man Down,The Devil’s Double, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) is in final talks to join Luke Evans, and Sarah Gadon, in Universal’s upcoming Dracula origin story. No details have been revealed
Originally called Dracula Year Zero, the origin story about how Prince Vlad sacrificed himself to save his family from a vicious sultan did have Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow) attached to direct, with Sam Worthington to star. However, commercials director Gary Shore came onboard last year, and now Luke Evans and Gadon are set to star.
Dracula will arrive in cinemas on August 8th 2014.
The script tells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them, and in the process becomes the first vampire.
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the latest draft of the script and Michael De Luca will produce through his Michael De Luca Prods. banner.