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Jake Sully to Play Dracula

Here's how Hollywood thinks money gets made: Sam Worthington — the guy who appeared as Jake Sully in his non-blue, human form during all of Avatar's boring parts — will play a vampire (one who does not fight with a werewolf over Kristen Stewart) in Alex Proyas's Dracula Year Zero. Also, the treatment sounds slightly Batman Begins-ish; according to The Hollywood Reporter, the script "explores the origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. It seeks to depict Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war." Unless it's a war over unobtanium and the magic involves sticking ponytails into flying dragons, we're skeptical about this one.

Sam Worthington takes on 'Dracula Year Zero' [HR]

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