John Carpenter tackle modern Dracula

John Carpenter has confirmed he will direct a modern update of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.


Titled Fangland, the story is based on a 2007 novel by ex-60 Minutes producer John Marks. It finds New York TV producer Evangeline Harker heading to Transylvania to interview an Eastern European arms dealer, who turns out to be a present-day incarnation of Dracula.


Hilary Swank is rumoured to be playing the role of Harker in the picture.


Friday The 13th screenwriter Mark Wheaton has penned the adaptation.