The Minds Behind BBC's Sherlock Are Reviving Dracula
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are giving the original vampire a good dusting off and re-introducing Dracula to the world. Along with Sherlock producer Sue Vertue, the duo responsible for gracing the world with Benedict Cumberbatch as will produce Dracula for Hartswood Films. Sort of like another property of theirs, BBC's Sherlock.
Even though it's early days for the project, the creators of the shared some insights with Radio Times, and Mark Gatiss offered up as much detail as he could.
With Moffat and Gatiss putting pen to paper in the coming weeks, thoughts tend to drift towards whom will be playing the Transylvanian prince of the night. Sadly, since the scripts haven't yet been written, there's been no indication of who will play the Count. Or Countess.
I'm a fan of a lot of what Gatiss has done that I've seen (Sherlock, some Doctor Who), so I'm more than OK with him being partially responsible for this revival of a truly fantastic character. And thankfully, it turns out Gatiss is a lifelong fan of the romantically undead, so it does offer some comfort to know the mini-movies will be focused on Stoker's original vision of the character and not some of the dreck that's been farted out over the past few decades.
Steven Moffat on the other hand, offered a more curt response when asked about the project.
Ah, Moffat giving cagey responses. How quaint. However, Moffat does go on to offer a somewhat clearer answer when asked about a potential premiere date for the first 90 minute special. The former Doctor Who showrunner simply stated, it'll be “two years at least”, until we see the ole bloodsucker on our television screens. So, we've got that going for us. Which is nice.