The latest in a string of unique and interesting Universal Monster movies to be announced, an “original, futuristic, sci-fi Western” take on Dracula is in the works! Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) is set to write and direct the film for Universal, and will reportedly imbue it with themes of being on the fringes of society.
“Chloé’s singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked and misunderstood,” Peter Cramer, president of Universal Pictures, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to be working with her as she reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created.”
“I’ve always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the Other they embody,” says Zhao. “I’m very excited to work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a beloved character.”
More on this project as we hear it…
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)