Jonathan Rhys Meyers becomes new Dracula
Jonathan Rhys Meyers will play Dracula in a new update of Bram Stoker’s gothic horror novel.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) will play Count Dracula in a new TV series update of Bram Stoker’s late-1800s gothic horror novel.
NBC has ordered 10 episodes of Dracula being produced by NBC Universal through Carnival Films & Television (Downton Abbey, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Whitechapel) going straight to series without a Pilot.
The “cool, new version,” introduces Dracula as he arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, Dracula hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. There’s only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.
Based on a script by Cole Haddon, Dracula will be executive-produced by Colin Callender (The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby), Tony Krantz (24, Sports Night) and Gareth Neame (Downton Abbey).
Source: Washington Post