Eli Roth hasn’t made a movie since Hostel II, and while he’s developed a lot of projects, nothing has actually come to fruition, other than films he’s written or produced. Now he may have found a new movie, and unusually for Roth, it’s a film that he hasn’t originated himself. Deadline reports that he’s in talks to direct the Dracula based movie Harker, which already has Russell Crowe attached to star.
Crowe and Roth have a bit of history, as Russell stars in the upcoming The Man With The Iron Fists, which Eli co-wrote. The Aussie actor is attached to play Dracula in the movie, which reimagines Jonathan Harker as a Scotland Yard detective. The idea is apparently that Harker will track Dracula in the movie, but the set-up could potentially allow him to go after other terrifying figures in sequels.
It”s still fairly early days though, as Roth is busy working with Crowe on the story, and once that’s sorted out they’ll move forward. The plan is to shoot the movie sometime next year.