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Better stock up on stakes and garlic, Hollywood -- it looks like vampire fever is here to stay; just ask Brad Pitt, the latest Hollywood heavyweight to fall victim to the bloodsucking bug.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pitt's production company, Plan B, is set to produce 'Vlad', a revamp (pardon the pun) of Dracula's origin story. The action-packed project will focus on the Count's humble beginnings as Prince Vlad the Impaler, a bloodthirsty Romanian tyrant who had a habit of impaling his victims on large wooden stakes. Better stock up on stakes and garlic, Hollywood -- it looks like vampire fever is here to stay; just ask Brad Pitt, the latest Hollywood heavyweight to fall victim to the bloodsucking bug.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pitt's production company, Plan B, is set to produce 'Vlad', a revamp (pardon the pun) of Dracula's origin story. The action-packed project will focus on the Count's humble beginnings as Prince Vlad the Impaler, a bloodthirsty Romanian tyrant who had a habit of impaling his victims on large wooden stakes.

The project seems like a veritable vampire banquet; in addition to Pitt's creature-of-the-night credentials from playing brooding Louis in 'Interview with the Vampire,' Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the vampire phenomenon 'The Twilight Saga' is also firmly seated on the bandwagon, having picked up the rights to develop 'Vlad' several months ago.

'Sons of Anarchy' star Charlie Hunnam penned the script, with music video director and photographer Anthony Mandler currently in negotiations with Summit to direct. If successful, 'Vlad' will be Mandler's directorial debut, but execs at the fang-loving studio were reportedly wowed by the director's reel, which apparently drew comparisons to fellow music video alum Zack Snyder's work on '300.'

After the runaway success of 'Twilight' and 'New Moon,' Summit is well-versed in what makes a successful vampire movie, and 'Vlad' is likely to be no exception. The company is purportedly aiming for "a visually edgy and radical period movie" that will "break a new talent" with Mandler. And thanks to the grisly subject matter and the colorful reputation of young Vlad, those who like their vampires with a little more bite than teenage romance are sure to be in for a bloodbath.

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