Harker himself has yet to be cast. Jonathan Harker is the young lawyer who discovers the ancient Vampire when he is sent by his firm to help the Count buy property in London. He was played by Keanu Reeves in
This new film is based on a spec script by Brian McGeevy which changes Harker from lawyer to a Scotland Yard detective investigating a series of blood thirsty murders. Eli Roth (creator of the gory “Hostel” film series) is set to direct.
Although the movie is being produced as a possible franchise, Crowe has so far only agreed to do one film. The script is being re-worked and the studio is planning to start production sometime next year.
Harker will be produced by Appian Way and its partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. McGreevy wrote and is executive producing the Netflix TV project Hemlock Grove which Eli Roth is directing and exec-producing.