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Russell Crowe in talks to join reimagined Dracula film Harker

Feb. 10, 2012by: Paul Shirey
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Russell Crowe is in talks to join a reimagined tale of Dracula called HARKER, which finds the literary character of Jonathan Harker, an attorney, repurposed as a Scotland Yard detective investigating a series of murders by the most famous bloodsucker of them all, Count Dracula.

The pic is currently set to be helmed by director Jaume Collet-Serra (UNKNOWN, ORPHAN), who recently tussled with the AKIRA adaptation before it was put on ice over budgetary concerns. The plan is to have Collet-Serra shoot HARKER first and then come back to AKIRA once they've solved the budget issues. Maybe they'll solve the need to even make it at all and we can all rest easy.

HARKER sounds like it could be a cool project and reminds me a bit of what Ridley Scott's ROBIN HOOD was originally going to be, before it became a regular origin tale (with Crowe playing dual roles and shifting the focus to the Sheriff of Nottingham).

Crowe's plate is pretty damn full, though, as he's currently shooting LES MISERABLES and mulling over the role of titular character in Darren Aronofsky's NOAH.

Stand by for more on this one...

Extra Tidbit: Reimagining of David Fincher's Seven called "John Doe" and featuring the whole story from Kevin Spacey's perspective. Yay or nay?
Source: Vulture

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4:14PM on 02/10/2012

This would only work if,

at one point, Dracula sings a song about how he loves to take a bath in a casket.
at one point, Dracula sings a song about how he loves to take a bath in a casket.
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4:39PM on 02/10/2012
I love how this site has recently embraced its humour more thoroughly and is almost taking a Cracked-esque approach with 'Shopped images to add to the article and more jokes as well as the informative footage. Don't get me wrong, JoBlo has always been a very funny site, but it's seemed more overt these past few weeks...and I love it.
I love how this site has recently embraced its humour more thoroughly and is almost taking a Cracked-esque approach with 'Shopped images to add to the article and more jokes as well as the informative footage. Don't get me wrong, JoBlo has always been a very funny site, but it's seemed more overt these past few weeks...and I love it.
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8:04AM on 02/11/2012
Extra tidbit: Nay. Se7en is a Classic now. Leave it as what it is.
Extra tidbit: Nay. Se7en is a Classic now. Leave it as what it is.
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11:32AM on 02/11/2012

clmax of the film...

Harker stabs him through the heart with a phone
Harker stabs him through the heart with a phone
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11:34AM on 02/11/2012

extra tidbit

I always kind of thought se7en WAS from Doe's perspective
I always kind of thought se7en WAS from Doe's perspective
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12:08PM on 02/11/2012
It's sad how that Harker poster is not much worse than most real movie posters as of late.
It's sad how that Harker poster is not much worse than most real movie posters as of late.
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4:15AM on 02/12/2012

Blood-Suckers & Sandals

My name is Gla... err, Harker.
My name is Gla... err, Harker.
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8:36PM on 02/12/2012

Hmmm.....

I remember the last reimagining Crowe was going to be in. It was going to be called "Nottingham" and it was going to be awesome. Instead, it was called "Robin Hood" and it sucked. Jury's still out on this one for me.
I remember the last reimagining Crowe was going to be in. It was going to be called "Nottingham" and it was going to be awesome. Instead, it was called "Robin Hood" and it sucked. Jury's still out on this one for me.
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