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John Carpenter bringing Dracula back from the dead

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Published: Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 10:01 [IST]

London (ANI): American horror filmmaker John Carpenter has decided to revive Bram Stoker"s super villain vampire Count Dracula. The 62-year-old filmmaker has signed actress Hilary Swank in a modern-day adaptation of Stoker's classic vampire tale.

The director has agreed to take charge of Fangland, which is based on the 2007 novel by John Marks, reports The Daily Express. According to Variety.com, the plot sees Stoker's story re-imagined in the tale of a female New York-based TV journalist who travels to Romania to interview a notorious European arms dealer, who is a modern-day Dracula.

Swank will play the role of an ill-fated reporter Evangeline Harker.

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