Vampires will never die. Well, unless you stake them, that is. Or trick them into sunlight. I hear vampires are a gullible bunch. Vampires as a movie genre, on the other hand, won’t be dying out anytime soon, at least if Leonardo DiCaprio and Warner Bros. have their way.
The actor and studio are teaming up for “Harker”, yet another re-imagining of the Dracula mythos vis-a-vis the world of Bram Stoker, this time focusing on Jonathan Harker, a “Scotland Yard detective who is tracking Dracula”. Harker is being eyed as a possible franchise character, but really, isn’t every single character nowadays?
DiCaprio, who has become something of a pretty notorious producer of movies that never gets made, will produce only, with “Orphan” director Jaume Collet-Serra (who is also coming out with the Liam Neeson thriller “Unknown” later this month) helming the project. The script is from writers Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy.
Here’s a bit of genius casting suggestion for the producers: get Keanu Reeves to star. After all, he already played the role once (though not as a Scotland Yard Detective) in 1992’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”. Genius, I tell you, genius!