In the latest case of ‘me too’ in Hollywood, Sony Pictures has acquired a pitch from screenwriter Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher, Mirror Mirror), which will delve into the origins of Bram Stoker’s legendary vampiric creation, Dracula.
Deadline reports that Little is known about the untitled project, except that Sony plans to make this a period piece. Joe Roth and Palak Patel will produce, although no director is attached at this time. The project brings together the writer and producers of both Snow White movies hitting theaters this year. Keller wrote Mirror Mirror, while Joe Roth and Palak Patel produced Snow White and the Huntsman.
This new Dracula project is just the latest in a string of movies in development that centre on the famed vampire. Earlier this month Universal Pictures revived Dracula Year Zero, and Warner Bros. has Harker, which stars Russell Crowe as a Scotland Yard detective obsessed with finding Dracula. There are also a few others, although little has been heard about them for a while.