Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Create A Short Film
With the BFI & O2
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Empire Podcast 177: Ron Perlman, Tom Hardy and Brian Helgeland
We won't lie, things get pretty Kray Kray
Ron Perlman Talks Hellboy III
Exclusive: 'He has to take down civilisation...'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Focus On Death Row Records
Producer L. Leigh Savidge adapting his documentary
Andrea Riseborough Signs Up For Bloodline
Joining John Leguizamo as another new cast regular
Selena Gomez Set For Bad Neighbours 2
Playing Chloe Grace Moretz's sorority rival
Stephen Rider Joins Daredevil Season 2
Playing District Attorney Blake Tower
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 June 2014
Alfred Gough & Miles Millar Float New Captain Nemo Tale
Sony has snapped up their script
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Freedomland
Empire Star Rating
Christmas With The Kranks
Empire Star Rating
America's Sweethearts
Empire Star Rating
Coupe De Ville
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Sony Resurrecting Dracula
Yup, another Stoker in the fire...

27 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Sony Resurrecting Dracula

You might have thought that, with Twilight’s last gleaming this year, vampire films were ready to head back into their coffins for a nap. But no! Hollywood has no plans to let them rest, and the pimp daddy of bloodsuckers, Dracula himself, is the subject of more than one movie stalking through the haunted halls of development. Now Sony thinks that what the word really needs is another take on the toothy terror.

The studio has nabbed a pitch from Machine Gun Preacher / Mirror Mirror writer Jason Kelly that will apparently tell yet another tale about Dracula’s origins. There are few details floating around at the moment, but according to Deadline it’s a period piece and, if successful, will be set as the launching point for a new franchise. Veteran producer Joe Roth is attached to lock in the requisite directing and acting types.

It’ll have more than a little competition: Universal recently revived Dracula: Year Zero with Gary Shore directing, Guillermo del Toro is looking to get a version of his Strain novels (co-written with Chuck Hogan) to the screen. And then there’s fellow novel adaptation The Passage, which finds Matt Reeves back in vamp territory for a tale of government experiments gone badly wrong. That’s without mentioning all the non-Drac-specific vampire stories floating around looking to bite.

So we could be in for yet another filmic arms race, with various studios looking to get their re-invented story out ahead of the rest of the Drac pack…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Lucy Liu Will Be Watson In Elementary
And Cuba Gooding Jr will be Guilty
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

RE: RE:
L: jobloffski I want to see a very faithful adaptation of the book. sp; Hell no.  You'd have a strong opening; Vampire Brides in the Castle.  Followed by a load of guff, then the awesome Ship's Journal section.  Then hours and hours and hours of a girl being a bit peaky in bed.    Plus in the book, Dracula is really ineffective.  It's abit suprising when you're accustomed to the Vampire-Prime we all know through the filtered pop culture versions. More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 14:32 on 28 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
I want to see a very faithful adaptation of the book. By that, I mean with a sense of shifting perspective as to what Dracula is or isn't, given that the novel is largely made up of letters, recordings, journals and what have you. And the effect on the various characters of knowing/knowing of Dracula is the context for it all. I want Van Helsing to be portrayed as doing what he does for how much he loves humanity, no Anthony Hopkins chewing scenery topped with ham, while standing on a mass More

Posted by jobloffski at 07:00 on 28 February 2012 | Report This Post

lets all fell hopeful for the fact that the executive producer 'Knight and Day' and 'Daddy Day Camp' is producing a Dracula film! Fuck off!! Vampires really aren't exciting anymore! Fair enough we have 'Let the Right One In' (and the superb 'Let Me In'), but since Stephanie Meyer screwed us over with some twinkle headed dildo lover, vampires just can't be the same anymore! I'm in the film industry, and if he thinks he can produce a decent vampire film with the resumé he has, I seriously wil More

Posted by devondude at 04:02 on 28 February 2012 | Report This Post

lets all fell hopeful for the fact that the executive producer 'Knight and Day' and 'Daddy Day Camp' is producing a Dracula film! Fuck off!! Vampires really aren't exciting anymore! Fair enough we have 'Let the Right One In' (and the superb 'Let Me In'), but since Stephanie Meyer screwed us over with some twinkle headed dildo lover, vampires just can't be the same anymore! I'm in the film industry, and if he thinks he can produce a decent vampire film with the resumé he has, I seriously wil More

Posted by devondude at 03:55 on 28 February 2012 | Report This Post

Well the last couple of times I've seen Charles Dance, I've been struck by his similarity to Christopher Lee. Dance is probably a bit old for a lead for a new franchise, but I just thought I'd mention it... More

Posted by sifter132 at 02:59 on 28 February 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets The Stars Of Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
On the Sundance smash, bedroom posters and Nick Offerman

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)