Summit Entertainment and Brad Pitt’s Dracula adaptation Vlad, has just made a major move in its development process. According to THR, they’ve found a screenwriter to tackle the story and bring it to the big screen. Scott Kosar is the man of the hour and he’s used to working with material that centers on troubled protagonists.
The original script for Vlad was written and pitched by actor Charlie Hunnam, who’s one of the stars of the FX series, “Sons of Anarchy.” Kosar is best known for his screenplay for the Christian Bale drama, The Machinist about a man who’s literally dying from insomnia. The film’s director will be Anthony Mandler who has a background in both music videos and photography, so hopefully he can use his skills to bring a new visual look to this old tale.
Kosar’s involvement can be considered a blessing or a curse because of the other films that fill his resume. He’s the remake master when it comes to movies, he wrote the screenplays for the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Amityville Horror (2005), and the upcoming film The Crazies. The first two movies weren’t anything to write home about and it looks like The Crazies will follow suit. With so many vampire films being produced at the moment, including Dracula: Year Zero with Sam Worthington, Kosar has to do something to make this script stick out.
The competition in the world of vampires is so thick you can cut it with a fang.
What do you think about Kosar taking on the screenplay to Vlad? Do you think he has what it takes to pull off a decent story?