Warner Bros. Picks Up Bram Stoker’s Dracula Re-Imagining HARKER; Jaume Collet-Serra to Direct

     February 7, 2011

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It appears Badass Digest‘s heads-up that director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan) is attached to a reinterpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula was right on the money.  That reinterpretation, as it were, is titled Harker and has been picked up by Warner Bros. who will develop the project alongside both Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way label and Mad Hatter Entertainment.  Harker is penned by the writing team of Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy (New Regency’s upcoming King Arthur film Pendragon) and will purportedly follow Scotland Yard detective Jonathan Harker in his pursuit of Dracula.

In addition to Harker, Collet-Serra also directed the upcoming Liam Neeson-thriller Unknown which Warner Bros. is distributing.  Although Shipman and McGreevy’s idea of approaching Stoker’s classic primarily from Harker’s perspective sounds promising, I can’t say I’m a huge fan of either Orphan or Collet-Serra’s House of Wax remake.  As such, while intrigued by the premise, I’m tempering my expectations for Harker with the hopes of being pleasantly surprised.

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