Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sherlock Holmes and the Vengeance of Dracula

At Blue Sky Disney a look at The 5 Best Scripts Hollywood Never Made includes an unproduced gem featuring the Master:

Sherlock Holmes and the Vengeance of Dracula- Screenplay by Michael B. Valle

PITCH: Think literally Sherlock Holmes meets Dracula. Everything that "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" got wrong, this script got right. It takes two classic characters from the turn of the century, that occupied a similar place and has them meet. Taking place in 1891, it involves a great deal of characters from both books and has Holmes investigating a series of murders as Dracula has made it back to London. Holmes, a man of absolute logic has to come to grip with the fact that the criminal he's hunting doesn't correspond to his "elementary" view of the facts. Many of the characters that populate the novels of each book are here... including that "Napoleon of Crime, Professor Moriarty" as well... (read complete article)