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Luke Evans is Vlad-Man Begins

16 June 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Universal

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After changing names like a sneaky vampire, the latest take on Dracula’s origin is now going by the moniker Dracula Untold. Luke Evans is the man with the fangs (at least, we assume he'll have fangs at some point) and Universal has released two posters from the film to tantalise your eyes.

Little has been revealed about the movie so far, save for the fact that it will be a new look at the real-life roots of the character we know from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Evans’ Vlad Tepes is initially shown as an honourable but troubled man who fights for his people and will go to any lengths to protect his family. Unfortunately for him, “any lengths” includes “making a dark pact that sets him on a path to become one of fiction’s most iconic monsters.” It’s a bit like agreeing to let Capita run your public services, but obviously less annoying.

From the looks of the imagery so far, the filmmakers – including director Gary Shore, who scored the gig thanks to some effective work in short films – and studio are pitching this as a Batman Begins affair, but for the world's most famous bloodsucker. And we’ll have plenty of the tortured hero doing what he thought was best and having his good intentions lead him down a road to hell.

With Dominic Cooper, Charlie Cox, Samantha Barks, Sarah Gadon and Paul Kaye all in the cast, Dracula Untold will be with us on October 3. We’d put good money on a trailer showing up to sink its virtual fangs into us all before too long. 

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I'll be pretty surprised if this...
doesn't go the same way as that recent Frankenstein tosh. More

Posted by partybee at 07:37 on 17 June 2014 | Report This Post

reminds me of an Maleficent poster, but i can't describe it. More

Posted by Darren47 at 02:07 on 17 June 2014 | Report This Post

Talk about selling your product using someone else's success. Thos posters are clear Batman rip-offs. Even down to teh shape of them for the Batman Begins promo work and the bats breaking off from the wings. Total, shameful and blatant rip off of someone else's idea. More

Posted by Jammsbro at 01:18 on 17 June 2014 | Report This Post

Not holding out much hope for this
Just by the sounds of the people involved (Evans is the only decent actor in the bunch) you just know this will be utter shite. I bet they try and go down a batman begins / 300 route except no where near the production budget or acting skills of either. More

Posted by jamiemulls at 00:04 on 17 June 2014 | Report This Post

I have also done some excellent work in shorts, those shelves I put up in the spare room last week. On the subject of Duckula Untold, I grudgingly admit this is a bit of a new take, kind of like the backstory to the opening scene of Oldman's/Coppola's version. More

Posted by herbertwest1701 at 21:11 on 16 June 2014 | Report This Post

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