Luke Evans to topline Dracula Year Zero

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Universal has rehired their “Fast & Furious 6″ star Luke Evans to topline “Dracula Year Zero”, the studio’s long-gestating reboot of the monster movie series.

The Hollywood Reporter says Evans, whose other credits include “Clash of the Titans” and “Tamara Drewe”, will play a “young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them, and in the process becomes the first vampire.”

Gary Shore, best known as a commercials director, makes his feature debut on the picture.

“Dracula Year Zero” will likely begin shooting before the end of the year.