Carpenter tackles Dracula June 8, 2010 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.