Filmmaker Karyn Kusama is not going to sink her tooth into the Dracula mythos. Kusama deliberate to enter manufacturing subsequent month on a Dracula movie for Blumhouse and Miramax Movies, however the venture is now useless, sources affirm to The Hollywood Reporter. Miramax is claimed to have exited, torpedoing what would have been a contemporary tackle the mythos.
The venture was to have been titled Mina Harker, and would have starred Blindspotting star Jasmine Cephas Jones because the title character, who meets Dracula in modern-day Los Angeles. Kusama collaborators Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penned the script, primarily based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Plans for the movie, first revealed two years in the past, made waves on-line, with horror followers questioning what Kusama would do with the property. The director, who helmed the large price range sci-fi movie Æon Flux (2005), has constructed a following with movies resembling The Invitation (2015) and Destroyer (2018). She just lately was the pilot director and an govt producer on the hit Showtime collection Yellowjackets.
Mina Harker would have been certainly one of a number of Dracula initiatives within the works round Hollywood, together with Common’s Renfield, starring Nicolas Cage as Dracula and Nicholas Hoult because the titular character, and Amblin Companions’ Final Voyage of the Demeter.
Deadline first reported the information of Mina Harker being scrapped.
5:59 p.m.: A earlier model of this story acknowledged that Blumhouse just lately wrapped on one other Dracula-themed venture, Renfield. This reference has been eliminated as Blumhouse didn’t produce Renfield.