Luke Evans to star in Dracula reboot
Story by Jack Foley
LUKE Evans has landed the lead role in Universal’s Dracula reboot.
Described by The Hollywood Reporter as “a historical-oriented origin story”, the script follows 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.
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the script, while long-time commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut.
He will also be seen playing Bard the Bowman in the upcoming installments of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies.