Samantha Barks, Charlie Cox, Art Parkinson and Icelandic star Thor Kristjansson have joined the cast of the "Dracula" reboot at Universal Pictures says THR.
Formerly known as "Dracula Year Zero"--the project centers on Vlad the Impaler (Luke Evans) and his lust for blood which inspired the mythology behind Bram Stoker's classic novel. In this version Dracula is a Transylvanian prince who risks eternal damnation in order to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde.
The film came close to production a while back when the studio shut it down due to the budget being too large. The pic previously had Sam Worthington attached to star and Alex Proyas set to direct.
Barks plays the Eastern European folk figure Baba Yaga, a beautiful young woman turned into a savage witch. Kristjansson will play Bright Eyes, a slave turned a vicious Ottoman Army assassin. Parkinson will play Dracula’s son Ingeras.
Sarah Gadon also stars in the female lead role. Dominic Cooper and Zach McGowan also star.
Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless wrote the latest draft of the screenplay from which commercials guy Gary Shore is now in poised to direct. Michael De Luca will act as producer.
Production has just begun production in Belfast.