Universal is now in talks with Gadon for the female lead in "Dracula" aka The Movie That Will Make Luke Evans Happen. Penned by "Flash Gordon" writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, this is an origin story thing, showing how young Prince Vlad sacrifices himself at the hands of a bloodthirsty sultan and becomes the first vampire. No word yet on what Gadon's role exactly is, but undoubtedly, she'll be under Vlad's gaze or spell or get bitten on whatever. Okay, so we're not excited for this movie, but we like Gadon, and that's a reason why we'll plunk ourselves down to watch it.
Commercials director Gary Shore will direct and production will begin this year, for an August 8, 2014 release. [Variety]