Lincoln won’t be the only Abraham hunting vampires in theaters. Tom Cruise is in talks to play Dracula’s arch-nemesis, Abraham van Helsing in an upcoming film about the crossbow-wielding vampire hunter. The film will be produced by writing super-duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci who recently wrote the sequel to Star Trek and have been tapped to take over the Amazing Spider-Man sequel as well.
If the project sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Hugh Jackman starred in a loose adaptation of the character for 2004’s Van Helsing. While commercially successful, the movie was widely panned by critics. This isn’t the first time Cruise has been cast in the role — he was previously attached to a film that Guillermo del Toro was set to produce but it ultimately never materialized. This would be Cruise’s first vampire-themed role since his turn as villain Lestat in 1994’s Interview with a Vampire. ~Kyle Sharp