Moviehole caught up with Aussie filmmaker Alex Proyas (“Dark City”, “Knowing”) in San Diego last week, and chatted about his upcoming “Dracula” flick.
Here’s a taste :
Proyas: My next movie’s gonna be this film called “Dracula Year Zero”, which is about the origins of Dracula.
Question: How different will that be from previous Dracula incarnations?
Proyas: Well, it’s a medieval epic. So, substantially different, I hope.
Question: Vlad the Impaler’s life story?
Proyas: Exactly. Well, it’s actually a composite of that, of the origins of the legend, and the Bram Stoker. You could see it as a prequel to Bram Stoker’s novel, in some ways. All the cool bits out of Francis Coppola’s “Dracula”. You can see it that way as well.