Alex Proyas Doing A Dracula Prequel

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:31 pm,

legosi dracula Alex Proyas Doing A Dracula PrequelI’m a big fan of director Alex Proyas (one of my favorite Sci Fi movies is Dark City) and he’s decided to get involved with what could be an interesting project: Dracula Year Zero.

The basic idea is that the movie will highlight the fictional character based on the real person known as “Vlad the Impaler” before he became a vampire.


According to Sci Fi Wire:

“The film will show Vlad when he was still vital and will explore the fact that he’s considered a hero in Romania for fending off the Turks.”

Maybe at some very early point Vlad/Dracula was a “good guy”, but I’m certainly hoping that they show his descent into evil in the movie. After all, he did get the catchy nickname “The Impaler.”

Source: Sci Fi Wire

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  1. I watched DARK CITY a few months before I saw THE MATRIX (late 1998, then spring 1999) and thought, wow, a few similarities. Heck, even some of the stunts in BLADE were like MATRIX, but it came out 8-9 months before MATRIX. No, I’m not saying anything, except I think stunts in the late 1990s, and storylines, were a bit similar. I think a lot of it had to do with the year 2000 coming up.

    heath

  2. I think this has HUGE potential. I can only keep hoping that Proyas will actually pull it off. I know he can but will he actually do it?

  3. Well a dark film like this is right up his alley. I think his weakest film was his “brightest” – I, Robot.

    Vic

  4. Completely agree. But I read something the other day, and unfortunately I don’t know where, that the someone had to step in to put a stop to Will Smith who wanted a very different version of the film than the director. Could be that the final product was a midway and had Proyas done it his way all the way, I think it could have been much better.

  5. Oh, I still liked “I, Robot”, just not nearly as much as Proya’s other films.

    Vic

  6. This could be awesome. I’m a big Drac fan and a prequel of this sort intrigues me. However, if made, I don’t think it would do spectacular box office.

  7. Liam Neison for an Older Dracula, or have Gerald Butler or Christian Bale for a younger one