After the failure of DogMan, Luc Besson returns and will adapt a horror classic

After the failure of man dogLuc Besson is back and has decided to tackle a classic of literature and a very popular character.

2023 was the year of the international reign of Justine Triet, of the Barbenheimer phenomenon, of the consecutive failures of the DCEU films, but it was also, whether we like it or not, the year of Luc Besson’s return. The director, who had not directed a film since Anahis spy story published in 2019, he returned with man dogpresented in advance at the Venice Film Festival before its release in late September 2023. Despite the media attention paid to the film and Besson’s return, man dog It is one of his biggest (deserved) failures in France.

Between Ana and man dogLuc Besson had also made a name for himself with arthur damn, directed by Barthélemy Grossmann. For this film that he produced and wrote, Luc Besson was (again) suspected of plagiarism and of having exploited his team. After this chain of disappointments, the director will soon return with a most surprising project, an adaptation of DraculaBram Stoker’s famous novel.

Dracula, damn

Bram Stoker’s epistolary novel, adapted to film on numerous occasions and, in particular, by Francis Ford Coppola in 1992, will be entitled to a renewal. According The Hollywood Reporterthis adaptation is an origin story focused on the vampire’s youth and about his relationship with his wife, before the arrival of Jonathan Harker, the young clerk, in Transylvania. Caleb Landry Jones, to whom Besson had entrusted the lead role of man dogwill play Count Dracula.

Before that, the actor starred in films such as X-Men: The Beginning, Go out either The dead don’t die by Jim Jarmusch. In 2021 he received the Best Actor Award for the film. Nitram at the Cannes Film Festival. While the full cast has not yet been revealed, It seems that Christoph Waltz is also part of the adventure, but his role has not been revealed. Christoph Waltz, who was recently seen in The French office by Wes Anderson, will also appear in doctor frankensteinan adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel by Guillermo del Toro.

Nitram: Photo Caleb Landry JonesSoon he will be a vampire

In the production of Besson’s film we evidently find the company EuropaCorp, founded by Besson. According Deadline, It would be a movie with a considerable budget and the goal would be to start filming this year.

Other adaptations of Bram Stoker’s novel are in development, such as Nosferatu the Robert Eggers (The witch, The man of the north), a new version of the film Nosferatu the vampire by Murnau, with Bill Skarsgård and Lily-Rose Depp, which should hit theaters before the end of 2024.

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