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and Poster Arrive Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News3 hours ago New Book ‘Night of the Living Dead 1990: The Unseen Version’ Will Showcase Tom Savini’s Vision News4 hours ago Rob Zombie Hopes ‘Three From Hell’ Will Deliver Complete Chaos for Your Entertainment Dollar News24 hours ago Grey Matter Presents Epic ‘The Exorcist’ Limited Edition Print by Artist Sara Deck News1 day ago Nick Castle is More Than Happy to Play Michael Myers in Next ‘Halloween’ Sequel Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Sam Raimi’s Twisted Splatstick Sequel ‘Evil Dead 2’ is Getting a 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray News2 weeks ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene Blu-Ray & DVD2 weeks ago Tom Holland’s ‘Fright Night’ Gets an Unlimited US Blu-Ray Release from Sony Blu-Ray & DVD6 days ago Pet Sematary Getting 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray News3 weeks ago Deleted Scene from ‘Halloween’ Reveals What Happened to Cameron News4 weeks ago New Line’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reimagining is Still Happening News6 days ago (Video) Breaking: ‘Ghostbusters 3’ Coming in (2020) Teases Return of the Classic Ecto-1 News1 week ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News2 weeks ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News3 weeks ago Jackson Robert Scott is Possessed by an Evil Entity in the New Trailer for ‘The Prodigy’ News3 weeks ago Official Trailer for ‘Blood Bound’ Plays With Dark Magic Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!