December 8, 2009 / 2:57 AM / in 9 years

"Twilight" studio working on "Dracula" remake

Charlie Hunnam arrives for the world premiere of the film "Abandon" October 14, 2002 in Hollywood, California.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After exploring the romantic angst of vampires in “Twilight,” Summit Entertainment is developing an action-oriented take on the most famous of the fanged: Dracula.

The project comes with its own heartthrob in the form of Brad Pitt — albeit as a producer, not actor.

Summit has picked up “Vlad,” a script by actor Charlie Hunnam, and is in negotiations with music video director and photographer Anthony Mandler to direct the project.

“Vlad” centers on Dracula as a young prince; he is known to history as Vlad the Impaler, the man behind the Dracula myth.

As a music-video director, Mandler has worked with Rihanna (helming 10 of her videos), the Killers and Eminem.

With “Vlad,” Summit hopes to make a visually edgy and radical period movie.

Pitt is producing with Dede Gardner via the duo’s Plan B Entertainment production shingle.

Hunnam stars in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” recently picked up for a third season, and is shooting “The Ledge,” which Matthew Chapman is directing and which stars Peter Sarsgaard, Evan Rachel Wood and Terrence Howard.

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