Paramount Purchases ‘Dracul’ with ‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti in Mind to Direct
Bram Stoker’s estate authorized Dracul, and Paramount purchased the screen rights. The story, written by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker, follows a young Bram Stoker as he battles an ungodly evil and traps it into a tower. The Dracula origin story is set in 1868. Paramount is moving forward developing the film as a future film for Andy Muschietti.
Andy Muschietti is riding a huge wave right now with his film IT debuting this weekend to a lot of success. It is suspected that he will be directing a part two to the IT film, and Paramount also wants to move Dracul onto the director’s schedule. The studio also would want to keep his producing team from IT with him as well (I guess if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it).
Muschietti has made a name for himself in the horror genre. In 2013, he made a splash with his horror/thriller Mama and now he looks to have himself a huge hit with IT. Obviously, a classic monster horror tale would fit the director’s style.
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