Movie News: ‘It’ Director Eyed for ‘Dracula’ Prequel; ‘Sheena: Queen of the Jungle’ Reboot on Its Way

Dracul: Paramount Pictures wants Andy Muschietti (It, above) to direct Dracul, described as “the first prequel authorized by the estate of Bram Stoker,” the author of the original Dracula. Universal previously released the origin story Dracula Untold (2014), but the new movie will forge its own vision, following a script by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker about a 21-year-old Stoker who meets “an ungodly evil” and traps it in an ancient tower. [Deadline]

Sheena: Queen of the Jungle: A new version of Sheena: Queen of the Jungle is on its way to the big screen. First published in 1937, the comic book character was an orphan who grew up in the jungle and could communicate with wild animals. Tanya Roberts starred in a film version, Sheena, in 1984 (above…
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