Dracula: Year Zero Has A New Title

By Drax Largo on September 11th, 2013

Dracula: Year Zero has a new title: Dracula Untold. Good? Bad?

I’ll let you decide. No reason has been given for the switcheroo by Universal, however. The only thing I can think of is that Dracula Untold fits onto the marquee a little easier.

Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6) is playing the count this time, with a supporting cast that includes Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Zach McGowan, Samantha Barks, Thor Kristjansson and Art Parkinson.

Gary Shore, a commercial whiz, is directing from a script by newcomers Matt Sazama and Burke Sharpless, which tells of 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, while in the process becomes the first vampire.

Michael De Luca is producing this umpteenth take on the bloodsucker.

Production is currently underway in Belfast.

Dracula Untold is set for release August 8th, 2014.