Hilary Swank joins Carpenter’s ‘Fangland’
Wednesday 09 June 2010
Horror director John Carpenter (
Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York) is set to direct
Fangland, an adaptation of John Marks' 2008 novel, with Hilary Swank in the starring role.
A modern version of Bram Stoker's original 'Dracula', the story follows a television news producer on an assignment in Transylvania to report on a reputed gangster. The novel has been called a Romanian 'Bright Lights, Big City' by the New York Times - with vampires.
Carpenter's last film was Ghosts of Mars in 2001. He will release The Ward with Amber Heard ( Zombieland) on September 24.
Oscar-winning Swank ( Million Dollar Baby) stars in Tony Goldwyn's Betty Anne Waters with Sam Rockwell ( Moon) about a woman who becomes a lawyer in order to represent her brother, wrongfully convicted of murder. She also co-stars in an upcoming thriller The Resident by Finnish director Antti Jokinen.
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