Dracula Year Zero could be director Alex Proyas' next film

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Director Alex Proyas told SCI FI Wire that it's "possible" that his upcoming Dracula Year Zero movie could be his next film.

"We're still trying to resolve budget and casting and all the stuff that you need to get through before a project becomes real," Proyas (Knowing) said in an exclusive interview on Monday. "But the script is at a very good place and I think has a very unique take on the Dracula story."

The movie will reboot the vampire legend, based in part on Bram Stoker's original novel, but with an original take on the well-worn material.

"We have that," Proyas said. "That's what brought me into the concept. Dracula is obviously a character that has been [around]. There've been so many movies made about him. And this story came along, and I went, 'Wow, that is such a ... , it's almost like a no-brainer in terms of what this story is.' And you kind of go, 'Well, why hasn't someone actually told this story already?' Because it is truly the origin story of the character. And [we have] a really great script that works beautifully. So that part is in place. We just have to get all the logistical aspects out of the way now."