Proyas' Dracula Year Zero gets real
Alex Proyas has been talking about his next film Dracula Year Zero, a film that takes the real life story of Prince Vlad of Transyvania, the stories of his acts of impaling that led to the Bram Stoker story of Dracula.
He utters the phrase that is fast becoming a Hollywood benchmark since The Dark Knight (Filmstalker review) proved it's worth so well, and tells us how it's going to be more realistic and we should think of that very Batman reinvention.
What's interesting though is what he reveals about where the character is going to go, and although MTV Movies Blog don't delve deep enough into what we're going to get, they do get a few titbits from him.
He reveals that his Dracula is still going to have teeth and stakes will feature, but no garlic. Wow, talk about probing interviews.
That aside, I love the idea that this film is going to merge the historical facts, the mythology of Vlad the Impaler, and the Bram Stoker story together, what we could get is a really exciting Dracula origin story, something pretty unique and visceral.
Of course he promises lot's of blood too. I think an Alex Proyas created Dracula film could be something very special, just look what happens when he gets his way in a film, for example Dark City, and unlike when he doesn't get his way like I, Robot. He also reveals that this is why he'll never make a Silver Surfer film, because it's at Fox and they were responsible for the final I, Robot.
So, Dracula Year Zero, is it too much of following the Hollywood trend, or could this story have something different to offer?