Roth, Crowe Take On Dracula

Eli Roth is in talks to helm a Dracula re-imagining at Warner Bros. Pictures and Appian Way reports Deadline.

In this version, Russell Crowe is attached to play Dracula who is tracked by now Scotland Yard detective Jonathan Harker. Crowe would serve as the villain for this film, but the as yet uncast Harker is being planned as a potential franchise character.

Jaume Collet-Serra was previously attached to direct but his other commitments prevent him from coming onboard. Instead the studio has turned to Roth and are fast tracking the project to shoot hopefully next year when Crowe has a scheduling window.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran will produce.