Nothing against Sam Worthington — I don’t have strong feelings about him one way or another as long as he doesn’t touch my stash — but Jesus Christ. Hollywood seems really determined to stuff him down our throats. The latest is a Latino Review report (confirmed by Hollywood Reporter) that he’s in talks to play Vlad the Impaler in Dracula: Year Zero for Alex Proyas (Dark City, Knowing).
This is a period retelling of Dracula. Like back in Transylvania and sh*t. Vampires and Vlad the impaler. [LR]
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the spec, which explores the origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. It seeks to depict Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war. [HR]
A vampire who loves a human? Oh, Sam Worthington, can’t you ever date one of your own species? Anyway, I like to think of my middle school years as a dark age of magic and war. A dark age of magic and war and inappropriate boners. Meanwhile, Dracula: Year Zero is a stupid title, unless the year zero refers to the year Jesus was born. And I hope it does, because Jesus vs. Dracula is the only worthy sequel to the Passion of the Christ.