Frankenstein goes to New Orleans, Dracula goes Smallville

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Seems like the Wolf Man isn't the only classic Universal monster making a comeback. Two other creatures are shambling toward the screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Scott Kosar, who also scripted the 2003 Texas Chain Saw Massacre remake and the 2005 Amityville Horror remake and is co-writer for the upcoming remake of George A. Romero's The Crazies, is at work rewriting Charlie Hunnam's script for Vlad. Vlad, which is co-produced by Brad (Pitt, that is), will ramp up the action as it tells the story of Dracula, aka Vlad the Impaler, as a young prince.

Meanwhile, Frankenstein's creature will be getting its own updating, as Variety reports. The movie is to be based on Dean Koontz's 2005 novel Prodigal Son, which turned the doctor into a successful businessman and moved the story to modern-day New Orleans.

As both projects are in the early stages, it's too early to know when either film might be released. But we imagine that the producers will be keeping watch on how well The Wolfman, which took second place during its opening weekend, performs during the coming weeks.

So what do you think about these modern looks at two classic characters?

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