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It’s only been three years since Universal’s Dracula Untold captured the hearts and minds of the world with its dull, uninspired story about a guy named Dracula who isn’t a vampire but later becomes a vampire for some reason, but Paramount has decided that it’s already time for another story about a guy named Dracula becoming a vampire for some reason. As reported by Deadline, the studio has picked up the rights to Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker’s Dracul, an officially authorized prequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula that also seems to be a meta-story about a young Bram Stoker meeting an “ungodly evil” that presumably inspires his future work as a fiction writer. The project is being developed as an eventual directing vehicle for It’s Andy Muschietti, though it’s unclear if he’s actually attached or if Paramount is just setting this movie aside for him.

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