I Am Always Down With ANYTHING Dracula.
After winning TWO Academy Awards for Nomadland (Best Motion Picture of the Year & Best Achievement in Directing), Chloé Zhao is already looking forward in what is next for her career. It appears she is about to take a dive into the world of horror and take a crack at a fresh new take of Bram Stoker's Dracula for Universal Pictures. She described the film as a "Futuristic sci-fi western."
Interesting... Speaking with Variety this week, Zhao discussed the upcoming horror project.
“It’s just like looking at [Nomadland writer] Jessica Bruder’s book, and to really see behind the pages, to discover the meanings behind each page and the essence of it. I’m a huge fan of the book. And I wanted to see what essence I can find [in Dracula], and then be able to reimagine this really beloved character I love so much,” Zhao explained to the outlet.
She continued, “I like complicated characters. [Dracula] was a very important book for me. Immortality is something that I started exploring on Eternals, but is something I want to question and understand.” When asked whether or not the Dracula film would be her next project after Marvel’s Eternals, Zhao commented that she’s not yet sure at this point in time.
Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body, The Invitation) is also developing a take on Dracula for Blumhouse. Universal has yet to be attached to that project.