Some are more hopeful than others about Summit Entertainment's new take on vampirism with the Anthony Mandler directed, Vlad. Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment is producing the feature, which promises to take a look at the origins of the Romanian Prince, Vlad the Impaler, whose life who would eventually become the basis for Bram Stoker's epic tale, Dracula. For those of you who fear that Summit wants to make Vlad one of the glitterati, take heed. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Scott Kosar will be penning the screenplay for Vlad.

The film should be in good hands with Kosar who has some genre experience with The Machinist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and most recently The Crazies which hits theaters Friday, February 19. Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam wrote the original script, which looks at Vlad with an action-oriented eye during his reign as a young prince. Music video director and photographer Anthony Mandler impressed the studio with a reel of the project that was reminiscent of 300, so let's hope that between Mandler and Kosar we can expect something brutal and worthy of the dark Prince.

Is this one shaping up to be better than you thought or are you still weary?