The screenwriter for the Christian Bale film The Machinist, Scott Kosar has been hired by Summit Entertainment to work on the screenplay for their new Dracula film Vlad. The Machinist is a great film, if you haven't seen it yet definitely give it a go, you won't be disapointed. I think it's great they got Kosar to help punch out a script, the guy has got some talent.
This is a film project I'm definitely looking forward to seeing. Actor Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) wrote the original script, which takes an action-oriented look at Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, as a young prince. In previous interviews where Hunnam talked about the movie, he said that it will focus on the life of Vlad and not touch on any type of vampirism. It is a more historical take on Vlad's life, which I find really interesting. I don't know if you've ever seen the documentary about his life on the History Channel, but it's pretty incredible.
Music video director and photographer Anthony Mandler will be the man directing the project and will guild Kosar's work on the screenplay.
Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner are producing through their Plan B shingle.