Golden Globe nominee Chloé Zhao to direct Dracula movie

Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News
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Chloé Zhao is sinking her teeth into the Dracula franchise.

The director behind “Nomadland” is now set to direct a sci-fi western movie about the classic vampire for Universal Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’ve always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the Other they embody,” Zhao said in a statement Thursday, adding that she’s looking forward to working with the studio to “reimagine such a beloved character.”

Zhao will also reportedly write the screenplay and produce the movie.

“Chloé's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked and misunderstood,” Peter Cramer, the president of Universal of Pictures, said in a statement, according to THR. “We are thrilled to be working with her as she reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created.”

It will be the latest high-profile movie for Zhao, who received a Golden Globes nomination for best director for “Nomadland” on Wednesday.

She also directed the Marvel movie “Eternals,” which stars Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani and Richard Madden and is due out this November.

Zhao has earned rave reviews for “Nomadland,” which stars Frances McDormand as a woman who travels the western United States in an RV after losing her job during an economic recession.

The movie, which arrives in standard theaters and on Hulu on Feb. 19, earned the top prize last year at both the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.