Posted on: June 15th, 2007
Caleb Kane sinks his teeth into Historian-
Online since: February 20th, 2006
Article written by: Nightmare Child
(Book cover for THE HISTORIAN)
According to Variety, Child actor-turned-scribe Brad Caleb Kane will sink
his teeth into THE HISTORIAN, Sony's adaptation of a bestselling tome
about modern-day vampires. The studio ponied up seven figures for
Elizabeth Kostova's novel, her first, shortly before it hit bookstores two
years ago, and Red Wagon's Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher have been
searching for the right scribe ever since. The key, according to Wick,
was finding one able to modernize the Dracula myth in a believable way.
The book revolves around a young woman's search for her father, who is
on the hunt for the grave of Vlad the Impaler, the feudal lord who
inspired Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
"One of the things we've been looking for is someone who could not only
capture the visceral, sexy part of the story, but who also has the talent
to make it credible," said Wick. Kane has written the widely read script
"These City Walls" and a draft of Richard Pryor biopic "Live." He also
penned the pilot for "Gravity," a drama about rookie LAPD cops for the
CW. As a child actor, he appeared in "Starship Troopers" and "The
Flamingo Kid." Also a musician, he provided vocals for toons such as
"Aladdin" and "The Return of Jafar."