PICS: The New Count Dracula?!

Meet the newest (non-sparkly) vampire, Johanthon Rhys Meyers. ..Am I the only one concerned his middle name has no real vowels?! Because that scares me more than him playing Dracula.

I mean he was pretty hot in “Bend it like Beckham,” but is the lord of the vamps supposed to be THAT appealing? See pics here.

Aaaand, here’s the story:

“NBC is developing a new TV series based on the classic novel, Dram Stroker’s ‘Dracula.‘ Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been tapped for the iconic role of Count Dracula. This TV show will be set in the Victorian period with a “look to the future.” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said:

“In the world of ‘Twilight’ and ‘True Blood’ and all the contemporised stories, we thought we’d go back to the original.”

The story will be set in the 1890s in London, and Jonathan’s Count Dracula will lead a “double life” as an American businessman trying to introduce modern science to Victorian society. He’ll also be plotting ways to exact revenge on people who ruined his life centuries early, but his efforts will be derailed when he falls in love. Hmmm… Sound interesting?”

No, actually. It sounds kind of terrible. Like I’d rather watch “Bend it like Beckham” terrible.

What do you think!? Who would you cast as Dracula?!