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Source: Scriptmag News
A young woman searches Europe for her missing father, who had been trying to locate the grave of Vlad the Impaler, the bloodthirsty feudal lord who inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. Along the way, she comes across a slew of vampires who try to stop her. (05/16/2005) [Novel]
Studio: Columbia
Production Company: Red Wagon Productions
Producers: Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher
Writer: Elizabeth Kostova
Agency: Rabineau Wachter and Sanford
Representatives: Sylvie Rabineau
Price: Seven figures  

Kostova said she is excited about the sale, "because the producers at Red Wagon have made several movies out of books and novels. They are very committed to working with the writers, which is unusual. They actually called me and said, 'We love the book, we are happy to have it. It's up to you, it's completely up to you, but if you'd like to work with us on the book, we'd love to have you."

According to Variety, Columbia execs Matt Tolmach and Sam Dickerman will oversee the project. In another article by Variety the seven figure sum paid by Columbia was $1.5 million.
The Cinematographer is Neil Fredericks (The Blair Witch Project, The Legend of Diablo).
The script was written by Kraig X. Wenman.
Doug Wick is an oscar-winning producer (Gladiator). Under his Red Wagon Entertainment banner, Wick produced Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2, Girl, Interrupted, Hollow Man, and Spy Game.
Lucy Fisher is the former Vice Chairman of Sony's Columbia Tri-Star Motion Picture Group.
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