News ‘IT’ Director Andy Muschietti Possibly Helming ‘Dracul’ for Paramount Published 1 year ago on September 5, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Deadline reports today that Paramount Pictures has acquired screen rights to Dracul, the first prequel authorized by the estate of Bram Stoker. The film will be developed as potential directing vehicle down the line for Andy Muschietti, reteamed with IT producers Barbara Muschietti and Roy Lee. Written by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker, “the tale is set in 1868, where a 21-year old Bram Stoker meets with an ungodly evil that he traps in an ancient tower all the while scribbling the events that led him there.” The monster origin tale just went to Putnam’s Mark Tavani in a five-house auction brokered by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency. The UK rights for Dracul were bought by Simon Taylor of Transworld and by Michel Lafon for France in a pre-empt. The film deal was brokered by Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company Inc. and attorney Wayne Alexander. Paramount executive Vanessa Joyce brought in the project and will oversee the development with Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment. Related Topics: Up Next Bob Clark’s ‘Black Christmas’ Comes to (UK) Blu-Ray for the First Time! Don't Miss Harrowing ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ Official Trailer and Poster Arrive Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News19 hours ago Cavitycolors to Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Halloween’ With Soy Wax Candle and Mystery Enamel Pin Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ Slash onto Blu-Ray via Scream Factory News4 days ago Michael Myers Searches for Dana in New ‘Halloween’ Clip Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Colin Eggleston’s Australian Horror ‘Long Weekend’ Getting Special Edition (UK) Blu-Ray News5 days ago Freddy Krueger Fan Documentary “FredHeads” Gets an Official Trailer Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News1 week ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!