Actor Sam Worthington,making his first deal since the success of
, is in negotiations to star in
Dracula Year Zero
, a period vampire epic.
The film explores the origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad, the Impaler. It seeks to depict Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Universal's Jeff Kirschenbaum is shepherding the project, which has still in its pre production stage.
By playing Dracula, Worthington is continuing to take on larger-than-life roles and tentpole projects.
While he will be seen in the Helen Mirren thriller The Debt, his next role is Greek hero Perseus in Clash of the Titans.
Last summer he was seen playing a cyborg in Terminator Salvation.