Sam Worthington In Proyas’ “Dracula” Epic

Aussie hunk Sam Worthington (“Avatar,” “Clash of the Titans”) is the apparent frontrunner to star in Alex Proyas’ epic “Dracula Year Zero” for Universal Pictures reports Latino Review.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless penned this strange fusion of historical fact and literary fiction that centres around the life of the young Transylvanian Prince Vlad, better known as Vlad the Impaler who inspired Bram Stoker’s vampire tale.

This spin on the story has the young prince leading the charge to fend off the Ottoman Empire’s attempts to use Romania as a foothold to conquer the rest of Europe.

In a moment of desperation, he ascends a mountain where a dark magical power resides in the hope of finding something to keep the Turkish hordes at bay. That power helps him defeat the Turks, but comes at the price of him changing into a creature of the night.

Michael De Luca is producing.