Sam has already signed the contract and will work on the project directed by Alex Proyas. The actor will appear as the historical figure – Prince Vlad of Transylvania.
The new movie is shooting 2011. It is the latest project in a long line of movies for the Australian TV star, who played in “Avatar 2”, “Clash of the Titans 2”, “The Last Days of American Crime” and others.
The story for “Dracula: Year Zero” will combine both historical facts and fantasy, confirmed the producer of the new movie, Mike de Luca.
He is going to take the approach to combine historical Dracula with the “Dracula” of Bram Stocker.
“I think vampires are endlessly appropriate candidates for reinvention because there’s something in the DNA in that mythology that appeals to every generation. Every generation owns their own version of the vampire myth.” – he added.
The release date for the movie is not set yet.