“IT” Director Up For Vampire Prequel “Dracul”

Paramount Pictures has scored screen rights to “Dracul,” the first prequel to “Dracula” that has been authorized by the estate of author Bram Stoker.

Written by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker, the 1868-set tale follows a 21-year old Bram Stoker who meets with an ungodly evil that he traps in an ancient tower all the while scribbling the events that led him there.

The project is being developed as a potential directing vehicle for “IT” director Andy Muschietti in a few years, with Barbara Muschietti and Roy Lee also onboard to produce.

Source: Deadline