‘Nomadland’ helmer Chloe Zhao has signed up to direct a western-style sci-fi reimaging of ‘Dracula’.
Teaming up with Universal Pictures on their most famous classic monster tale from Bram Stoker, Zhao will write, direct and produce through her production company, Highwayman.
Details are being kept under wraps but themes of being on society’s fringes, something Zhao has tackled in her previous work, will be the life-blood of the latest adaptation.
“Chloé’s singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked and misunderstood,” said Universal Pictures president Peter Cramer. “We are thrilled to be working with her as she reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created.”
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Stated Zhao: “I’ve always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the Other they embody. I’m very excited to work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a beloved character.”
Zhao, whose latest work ‘Nomadland’ garnered her four Golden Globe nominations, including best motion picture (drama), best screenplay and best director, the latter making Zhao the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe directing nomination, is also directing Marvel’s ‘Eternals’.