Monday, December 7, 2009

BRAD PITT PRODUCING A FILM ABOUT "VLAD", YOUNG PRINCE DRACULA

Together with "Summit" Brad Pitt is planning to produce the project "Vlad" about Vlad Tepes, better known as Dracula. The script is written by actor Charlie Hunnam and "Summit" is currently talking with music video director Anthony Mandler to direct the film, amazed by his vision.

"Vlad" will follow Dracula as a young prince. I'm not sure whether the film will really be about the real person behind the Dracula myth, known as Vlad the Impaler.
Vlad Tepes intermittently ruled an area of the Balkans called Wallachia in the mid 15th century. The word Tepes stands for "impaler" and was so coined because of Vlad’s propensity to punish victims by impaling them on stakes, then displaying them publicly to frighten his enemies and to warn would-be transgressors of his strict moral code. He is credited with killing between 40,000 to 100,000 people in this fashion. Way too dark for my movie taste.
Here's what Hunnam said about possible lead actor: "As I was writing it, I vacillated between thinking about myself playing the role as a fantasy (laughs), and Colin Farrell and Christian Bale. Particularly Farrell. There's something very roguish and bad boy about Vlad, and I know Colin a little bit, and I think he has some of the characteristics that would be essential for playing this guy."

5 comments:

  1. Is Tepes the same as Vlad the Impaler? I'm always wondered why a film has never been done about him.

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  2. I had to do a report on Vlad the Impaler in college and he was a cruel sadistic killer. And I do not care for Brad Pitt, so this will be a movie we bypass.

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  3. Charlie Hunnam and Brad Pitt involved in the same project? Love it.

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  4. This could be very good, if they focus on Vlad's obsession with impalement. This movie also has to be a hard R.

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  5. @AnswerMVP2001
    Yep, the same tyrant from Romania. As far as I know (I live just a few hundred kilometers away from Transylvania) he mostly impaled Turks and their soldiers. He hated them because they supported his brother as the ruler, and not him. And there were many other legends. He, and famous Elisabeth Bathory, also known as the Blood Countess, are often compared as the most evil characters from the medieval history of these European regions.

    @R-Co and Jaccsy
    Glad you'll enjoy the movie when it happens.

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