Bram Stoker’s Dracula revolutionized the portrayal of vampires in popular culture forever, rebranding a central European legend into a scary, fascinating, unforgettable character that still haunts the public consciousness. And like any popular character, Dracula has gotten his fair share of speculative origin stories, from novels like Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian to movies like Dracula Untold. Now, for the first time, the first Stoker-authorized Dracula origin tale, titled Dracul, is getting a film adaptation, and it might be directed by It’s Andres Muschietti.
If you thought Sherlock liked his long coats and high collars, just wait until you meet Steven Moffat’s Dracula. The team behind Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s beloved detective drama has set their sights on one of horror’s most enduring icons, and in a familiar format.