Eisner Drains “Innocent” Blood

Director Breck Eisner (“The Crazies”) will apparently helm a film adaptation of the graphic novel “Blood of the Innocent” reports Fearnet.

The period piece pits Dracula against Jack the Ripper, taking an imaginative spin on fictional events in Bram Stoker’s vampire novel and the real life Ripper murders which are actually quite close dates wise.

Co-creator Mark Wheatley tells the site that some studios want Jack, in the comics speculated to be an insane Prince Albert Victor, to become a vampire – something they will not do. There will however be a romantic subplot between Dracula and a woman.

Eisner is expected to work on the project once he wraps his commitment to the “Escape From New York” remake.