Update: Worthington will be playing one other than Prince Vlad the Impaler — aka Dracula! Some big casting news courtesy of our friends over at Latino Review who are reporting that new mega-superstar Sam Worthington will be toplinging Universal Pictures’ Alex Proyas directed Dracula: Year Zero. The script chronicles the epic origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. It depicts Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war, repositioning him more as a vengeful hero than the monster seen in Bram Stoker’s classic novel. Worthington went from starring in Rogue to Terminator Salvation , Avatar and then the forthcoming Clash of the Titans redo.