Director Chloe Zhao will write, direct and produce a new film about “Dracula”, which will be a Future Science Fiction Western.
The project for Universal Studios features an entirely new approach to classic character and traditional stories and even modern adaptations.
Chloe Zhao made “Nomadland”, recently nominated for four Golden Globes and considered one of the favorites in the Oscar race. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, among other awards.
The independent cinema production, titled “The Rider”, suggests Chloe Zhao had another film that should premiere in 2020, Marvel’s “Eternals”, which was postponed for the fall of this year due to an epidemic.
This new version of “Dracula” is also different from the one for Universal, which is being produced by the production company Blumhouse for horror films, which will be directed by Karan Kusama, who is known for the films “The Body of Jennifer () 2009), with Megan Fox, and “Destroyer: Settlement of Accounts” with Nicole Kidman.
Remember that Universal wanted to create a saga called “Dark Universe”, which would bring back theaters in theaters like Mummy, Invisible Man, Dracula, Werewolf and Frankenstein’s Bride with actors such as Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Xavier Bardon, Johnny Depp. Maybe Angelina Jolie.
In the summer of 2017 everything was at stake due to a bad reaction to the new version of “The Mummy” with Tom Cruise, a failure partially saved for box office revenue in China only at the box office.
A little more was said about the plans for “Dark Universe”: Universal decided to abandon the ambitious mutual concept of monsters and move forward with a personal approach, in which filmmakers can take on classic characters with a new vision and Can make them relevant to a new one. Generation.
The gothic novel by Irish writer Bram Stoker was published in 1897 and included Count Dracula, which became the most famous vampire in literature.
For Stephen King, “Dracula” is one of the three great classics of the genre, with “Frankenstein” and “Strange Case of Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hyde”.
According to some theories, the character was inspired by Prince Vlad Tape, known for his brutal treatment of enemies.
The story of The Count inspired many television series and films.
In 1931, the vampire story on the big screen became popular with the film starring Todd Browning and Bela Lugosi, but the most popular version in cinema is “Dramula de Bram Stoker”, produced in 1992 by Francis Ford Coppola with Gary Oldman .
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