THE BBC’s adaptation of Dracula will commence shooting “very soon”, according to the screenwriters Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
The duo are bringing Bram Stoker’s iconic blood-drinker to the small screen (which will be streamed via Netflix for everyone outside of the UK), having previously rehashed Sherlock Holmes into a show which catapulted leading man Benedict Cumberbatch towards stardom. Dracula will see Danish actor Claes Bang slip under the cloak and brandish the fangs.
With the project known to be in development for a couple of years now, it looks like the Dracula cameras are finally being readied for action. Speaking at the Radio Times Covers Party recently, the writing pair were asked for an update on the situation, with Moffat noting: “We are shooting soon – but obviously, we’re not telling you when. Very soon.” “We’re not telling you where or when,” added Gatiss.”It’s the usual game.” Meanwhile, Moffat has previously admitted that the classic vampire story will be reinvented “in a Sherlock-y way, but not in exactly the same way”.
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