Hostel director Eli Roth is in talks to direct the Dracula film Harker for Warner Bros. Earlier this year it was announced that Russell Crowe would star in the film, but not as Jonathan Harker as previously reported. Acording to Deadline Crowe is actually going to play Dracula.
The story will be told from the point of view of Jonathan Harker, who is a Scotland Yard detective in the film instead of a lawyer. He's tracking Dracula, who is murdering people in England. The script sets up the sleuth as a potential new franchise character.
Roth hasn't directed a movie since his craptastic Hostle Part 2. He's really only ever made slasher films, which have been very mediocre. I'd like to see what he could do outside of that type of horror genre, and maybe Harker will be a good stepping stone for that, as it actually has a solid character and story.
The studio is looking to get Harker into production soon, so it looks like Roth might actually end up being their guy. Do you think Roth would be a good fit for this film?