Chloe Zhao Still Writing Script for Dracula Movie

The ‘Nomadland’ filmmaker assures her big-screen project about the legendary blood-sucking creature is not dead as she is still working on getting the screenplay right.

AceShowbizChloe Zhao is still developing her “Dracula” film. The 40-year-old director is directing a new movie inspired by the legendary vampire – who first featured in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel – and confirmed that she is in the process of crafting the screenplay.

“Yes, I’m writing the script right now,” Chloe told The Hollywood Reporter when asked if the movie was still in the works.

The film was previously described as a “sci-fi Western” and Zhao expressed her desire to bring fresh ideas to the vampire. The Oscar-winning director said in 2021, “It’s just like looking at Jessica Bruder’s book (‘Nomadland‘), and to really see behind the pages, to discover the meanings behind each page and the essence of it. I’m a huge fan of the book. And I wanted to see what essence I can find (in ‘Dracula’), and then be able to reimagine this really beloved character I love so much.”

Chloe helmed the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) blockbuster “Eternals” but it was met with a lukewarm response from critics and audiences although Chloe accepts that her movie was unlikely to impress everybody.

She explained, “When you’re in Marvel and when you’re dealing with an audience that big, I truly treasure and respect that each of us is so unique. It’s exciting that we’re all so different, and we’re all changing and growing every day. But with a global audience, it’s almost impossible to make everybody perfectly happy, and to do that is to say that everyone is the same.”

Chloe added, “So I think there’s inevitably going to be that (difference of opinion), and you just have to stay true to the kind of film you want to make and who you are and the people you’re collaborating with. That’s all you can do, really, and have a good time. Everything else is out of your control.”

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