Dracula The Early Years

According to Latino Review Universal has signed up Sam (Avatar, Clash Of The Titans) to star as Vlad The Impaler in Dracula Year Zero, while while I, Robot and Dark City director Alex Proyas will be calling the shots.

The script – a period piece which deals with how Vlad The Impaler became Count Dracula – has been around for a while now, but Universal seems to have fallen in love with the idea of rebooting its old monster movies again, what with The Wolf Man this year and now Dracula in 2011. Frankenstein’s monster must be patiently waiting in queue.

The article reports that The film is apparently budgeted at over $100 million (compared to The Wolf Man’s reported $165 million).