It's like Dominic Purcell all over again (he played almost-Dracula "Drake" in Blade Trinity). What qualities does Sam Worthington bring to the table that make him a suitable Dracula? His muscles? His extended green-screen acting experience? This choice just feels wrong, on about every level imaginable.
The project, Dracula: Year Zero, is a period tale that recounts the origin of the Count, and has been in the works for a while now. Word hit in 2006, Alex Proyas signed on to direct in 2007, and he was sharing details about his vision in 2008.
*Editor's Note: Francis Lawrence is not a part of this production, and as of now, is still in Proyas' hands. The above has been edited to reflect that.