According to the Hollywood Reporter, Luke Evans has been cast in the lead role for Universal’s forthcoming film Dracula, which was previously known as Dracula Year Zero. The film works as an origin story for the vampire, starting at the point where Dracula was just a mortal prince whose family is being threatened by a bloodthirsty sultan.
In order to protect his family, the young Dracula surrenders his soul and became the world’s first vampire. It’s not a new concept, but it has potential and serves as a breath of fresh air after all the sparkling that vampires have been doing these past few years.
Via: The Hollywood Reporter