Glenn Williamson's Back Lot Pictures has set up Senor Dracula at Focus Features, with Cheech Marin to helm, and has optioned J. Robert Lennon's novel The Funnies.
Marin's concept for Senor Dracula centers on the Spanish-language version of the 1931 horror classic Dracula, which was filmed at Universal Studios concurrent with the original English-lingo version -- at night, on the same sets. Senor Dracula will focus on a romance between an American actor and a Hispanic actress. Focus is seeking a writer for the project.
This isn't the first time a movie about the making of a vampire movie has been made. In 2000 Willem Defoa starred in Shadow of the Vampire, which chronicled the making of the seminal 1922 version of Nosferatu. The premise was simple, Nosferatu was a real vampire and the director cut a deal that, if Nosferatu behaved on set throughout shooting, he could have the leading lady at the end...
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