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The vampire movie craze continues with Dracula Year Zero and Vlad

Sick of the vampire craze yet? I certainly hope not, because despite the recent onslaught of vampire themed movies and television shows, there's a whole lot more coming our way – and I don't mean the next installment of the Twilight series.

As mentioned earlier, the new Sam Worthington project Dracula Year Zero is currently in the works. It will apparently be a retelling of the famous vampire story and has a rumored budget of 100 million dollars.

Then there's Vlad, an upcoming film by Summit Entertainment that will examine the early years of Vlad the Impaler (the original inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula). The film has been in the works for a while now, but news is now coming from The Hollywood Reporter that film scribe Scott Kosar (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, The Machinist, The Crazies) has been brought in to work on the script (originally written by actor Charlie Hunnam).

The movie is said to be an "action-oriented look at Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, as a young prince." Since Vlad the Impaler was a pretty nasty guy (as the name implies), it could be a pretty good answer for vampire fans who aren't quite satisfied with the Twilight movies.

Vlad is being produced by Brad Pitt's Blan B, and currently has music video director Anthony Mandler on board to direct.



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