Eli Roth (pictured below; Hostel, Cabin Fever) is in talks to go back behind the camera for a Warner Bros project in development to star Russell Crowe (above), says Deadline.
In Harker, Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy’s reimagining of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, Crowe is attached to play Dracula who is tracked by Jonathan Harker, a Scotland Yard detective.
Crowe is only on board for the first film, but the script sets up the sleuth as a potential new franchise character. Harker is as yet uncast. Jaume Collet-Serra (Whiteout, Orphan, House of Wax) was originally attached to direct.
Harker will be produced by Appian Way (which produced Collet-Serra’s last directorial outing Orphan with Joel Silver’s Dark Castle) and its partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Making this even cozier, Shipman and McGreevy wrote and are executive producing the Netflix TV project “Hemlock Grove” which Eli Roth is directing and exec-producing.