December 07, 2009, (Splash News) - Even Brad Pitt is getting a stake in the blood-sucking craze as the latest vampire film project is announced.
On the back of teenage drama hit Twilight and TV shows such as True Blood and the Vampire Diaries, Pitt is taking it back to the most famous of the fanged: Dracula.
The actor, through his Plan B company, is producing Vlad, an action-oriented take on the classic character.
It centres on the story of Dracula as a young prince, known in the myth as Vlad the Impaler.
The film is set to be directed by Anthony Mandler, a music video helmsman who has worked with the likes of Rihanna, the Killers and Eminem.
He is said to have blown away executives with his visually-edgy take on the story.
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