Just when we thought this vampire craze would go away, a few studios jump into the mix with new projects — projects that might just turn out to be on the other end of the spectrum from Twilight. We’re reported previously on Alex Proyas’ upcoming Dracula: Year Zero, which will star Sam Worthington as a Romanian warrior who succumbs to the world of vampirism in order to save kin and country. And we’ve told you about Vlad, the Summit Entertainment production about the early years of Vlad the Impaler, which is based on a screenplay by Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam.
As The Hollywood Reporter explains, Hunnam’s script is in continued development, and Summit has brought in a relatively big gun to continue his work. Scott Kosar, whose work you’ll recognize from The Machinist, The Amityville Horror remake and the upcoming rehash of George Romero’s The Crazies, has been tapped to work on a new draft of Hunnam’s Vlad script.
The story will center on Vlad the Impaler, a guy who was pretty violent and nasty even before becoming a vampire. It’s sad to be a little rock ‘n roll, and very action-centric. Perhaps it’s Summit Ent. making up for the lack of blood in the Twilight series. Who knows. Either way, I support it.