Luke Evans to play a vampire in Dracula Year Zero

MUMBAI: After playing a couple of Greek gods and even a musketeer, Luke Evans is set to top line in Dracula Year Zero, Universal‘s dramatic horror film that will relate an original story of the most famous of vampires.
Michael De Luca is producing the project, which has been been the ‘go ahead‘ and hopes to start shooting later this year. Ad director Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.
The film will tell the story 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. In the process, he becomes the first vampire.
Universal, once the home for literature‘s most horrifying characters, set the tone for Dracula‘s screen image for decades with its 1931 classic. Now this project hopes to set the tone for the modern age with a historical-oriented origin story.
Evans plays the villain in Fast & Furious 6, which opens on 24 May.
Earlier, he played Zeus in Immortals and Apollo in Clash of the Titans. He also starred with John Cusack in the Edgar Allan Poe thriller The Raven.
Evans, repped by WME and United Agents, will be seen portraying Bard the Bowman in the upcoming installments of Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit movies.
Vp of production Anikah McLaren and creative executive Jay Polidoro are overseeing the project for Universal.

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