Eli Roth To Direct 'Harker' With Russell Crowe As Dracula

After years of doing awesome small horror movies, Eli Roth is about to step into the big time. Warner Bros. is talking to the Hostel director about directing Harker, a vampire themed detective film that has been floating around for some time.

Russell Crowe is still attached, but not as the lead as originally expected. Instead, he'll play the vampire Dracula, who is being hunted by a dashing Scotland Yard detective named Jonathan Harker, a role that has yet to be cast. The film is being developed as the first in a franchise (the script is by Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy) but it's believed Dracula will not appear in all the films.

You can read more about the story at Deadline.