Just to recap: Warner Bros is talking to Russell Crowe about doing Harker for director Jaume Collet-Serra, while Universal resurrected once-dead Alex Proyas-Sam Worthington origin tale Dracula: Year Zero for new director Gary Shore. Now Deadline is reporting that the two will have even more stiff competition, one from horror master Guillermo del Toro and another from two parties already well versed in same-subject battles.
Deadline says Del Toro is readying an adaptation of his own contemporary novel trilogy, which began with The Strain and concluded in last October’s The Night Eternal. Del Toro will jump on the trilogy after completing big budget alien action flickPacific Rim.
Meanwhile, the writer of Snow White tale Mirror Mirror and the producers behind Snow White and the Huntsman have apparently put aside their differences, and will team up on another period origin tale of Dracula for Sony Pictures.
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