London and LA based Stealth Media Group is going to introduce a new project to buyers at the 2012 Berlin Film Market entitled Fangs of War. Jim Donovan (Provocateur, Pure) will direct from a script by Geoffrey Gunn (Siren). Shooting is expected to begin this June.
The film re-imagines Bram Stoker’s classic title as a World War II tale, where the Nazis and Allies vie for control of Count Dracula and his legendary powers. The film is being set up as a Canadian, Chinese, German Co-production produced by Ken Nakamura, of The Nakamura Group Advantage Inc. out of Canada, Jan Fantl of Seaside Pictures/ Cine-Plus out of Germany and Fang Yi Ning and Nicholas Peng of CFI Film Fund out of China, where EMEI FILM GROUP will also handle Chinese distribution.
Here’s a synopsis to chew on until then…
The Year Is 1944
The Nazi Supernatural Division has taken Castle Dracula and set up a secret lab there with one purpose and one purpose only: unlock the secret behind the legendary Count Dracula’s immortality.
The Allies however aren’t blind to the Nazi’s ambition, thanks to their man behind enemy lines, OSS agent RM Renfield. But when Ren!eld goes dark in Transylvania, it’s up to Lieutenant Jonathan Harker to bring him back, along with the vital “intel” discovered at Castle Dracula.
Begrudgingly, Harker accepts the mission and travels with Dr. John Seward to Romania, where they meet up with members of Harker’s old covert ops team: Texas sharpshooter Quincey Morris and the beautiful and brainy Anna Van Helsing.
Together they plan a daring assault on Castle Dracula, but there’s more than just Nazis waiting for them behind the castle walls. Dracula himself and his blood-lusting Brides have a plan of their own, and they will stop at nothing to see it come to fruition. It will take every ounce of strength and every shred of ingenuity that Harker and his team possess if they’re to survive the night and stop both the Nazis and Dracula from reaching their goals…