Eli Roth

Eli Roth

Eli Roth has confirmed reports he's in negotiations to direct Russell Crowe as Dracula.

The Hostel director has been slated to take charge of blockbuster Harker, which chronicles a top London detective's hunt for the blood-sucking vampire legend.

The title character has yet to be cast.

If Roth signs on, it won't be the first time he and Crowe have worked together - the Inglorious Basterds star wrote the script for rapper RZA's directorial debut The Man With The Iron Fists, which features Crowe.

Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra originally signed on to direct Harker, according to Deadline.com, but scheduling issues forced him to step aside.