Carpenter Resurrects Dracula

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June 7, 2010 | 11:04am EST

John Carpenter is bringing Dracula back from the dead – the famed horror moviemaker has signed up to direct Hilary Swank in a modern-day adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale.
The Halloween director has agreed to take charge of Fangland, which is based on the 2007 novel by John Marks.The plot sees Stoker’s story re-imagined in the tale of a female New York-based TV journalist who travels to Romania to interview a notorious European arms dealer, who is a modern-day Dracula, according to
Swank is set to star as ill-fated reporter Evangeline Harker.