Building path in feature screenwriting, former child actor Brad Kane has come onboard to pen the script of "The Historian", a mystery horror thriller Red Wagon is developing for Columbia Pictures.
Adapted from the Elizabeth Kostova novel about modern-day vampires, the picture follows a young woman as she searches for her father, who is on the hunt for the grave of Vlad the Impaler, the feudal lord who inspired Bram Stoker's "Dracula." Rights to the book were purchased by Columbia shortly before it hit bookstores two years ago with Red Wagon's Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher searching for the right writer since before finally picking up Kane.
"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," Wick once remarked.
Kane, a native of New Rochelle, New York, had appeared in "The Flamingo Kid", "ABC Funfit", and "Rated K Update" as child actor while also providing the singing voice of the title character in some "Aladdin" installments like Disney's "Aladdin", "The Return of Jafar", and "Aladdin and the King of Thieves." Also a singer, he has spawned several singles, among others were "Go Mad", "In Your Own Way", and "This Close."