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Drowning Man, Dracula origin and kids Da Vinci

Book.jpgThree film announcements that you might find interesting. The Drowning Man has a very interesting plot, there's a new Dracula origin film coming and finally there's a Da Vinci Code tale for kids called Chasing Vermeer.

The Drowning Man story comes from The Hollywood Reporter through Coming Soon has the news:

Based on Hideshi Hino's manga "Living Corpse," the story centers on a man who wakes up without a pulse and soon discovers that he is at the center of a macabre government experiment.

Sounds interesting, but the barest of information.

Next up is Dracula Year Zero which has just been purchased. From Variety through Coming Soon:

The story explores the origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler, depicting Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war.

Well this might be an interesting take on the idea of Dracula, showing Vlad and his transforming into the myth that is Dracula.

Finally there's news from Moviehole that the director of Muriel's Wedding has signed up to direct Chasing Vermeer:

Described as a "Da Vinci Code" for tweens, "Vermeer" is a mystery adventure that revolves around a boy and girl who attend the University of Chicago's Laboratory Schools, a school for the gifted. The two sixth graders team to solve the theft of a painting by 17th century painter Johannes Vermeer.

Not that exciting news at all. If it has to compare itself to Da Vinci, well, enough said.

I'm interested in the Dracula Year Zero tale and the blurb for Drowning Man sounds interesting, but there's so much between here and a movie.





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