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
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive: Three New Ant-Man Stills
Fresh from the new issue of Empire...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
New Images From The Wet Hot American Summer Prequel
Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and more are back at camp
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Men, Women & Children
Empire Star Rating
Blended (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Khumba: A Zebra's Tale (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Spring Breakers (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Pics From Hotel Transylvania
Adam Sandler's hideous. On purpose...

13 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: USA Today

submit to reddit

For some, the prospect of a new Adam Sandler film brings about more creeping terror than the thought of a slavering beast hunting them through a dark alley. But what about when he’s animated, and the horror’s all part of the joke? That’s the key to Hotel Transylvania, Sony’s latest 3D ‘toon. USA Today has dug up a couple of new pictures, one of which you can see below.

Hotel Transylvania finds Dracula (Sandler) creating the titular getaway as a safe zone for his monstrous mates. Among the creatures enjoying some well-earned rest away from humans, flaming torches, silver bullets and garlic include Frank (Kevin James), invisible man Griffin (David Spade), werewolf Wayne (Steve Buscemi) and wife Wanda (Molly Shannon) and Murray the Mummy (Cee Lo Green). They’re also visiting to celebrate Drac’s daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) turning 118.

But their idyll is shattered when backpacker Johnny (Andy Samberg) stumbles on the place and ends up falling for the fetching Mavis. It’s up to her vampire dad to get the human out of the resort without worrying his guests. We’ll go ahead and guess it doesn’t go to plan.

"It's refreshing to go back to the beginning of Dracula – and then have Adam Sandler put his spin on it," director Genndy Tartakovsky tells the paper. "There will be no sparkling skin. But there are a lot of jokes."

The presence of the Samurai Jack creator gives us hope this will be something more than the standard Sandler collection of duff jokes and life lessons. And he even managed to pull off an unusual coup for big animated films – getting the cast in the same recording booth more than once. "I said we need that chemistry to show these monsters are a family," he says. "When those guys were together in a room, it was just an explosion of energy."

We’ll find out what the energy led to on October 12. For more from Tartakovsky, head over to USA Today.


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

Happytime Murders Concept Art Online
A puppet is gutted
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Excited
Can't wait to see Tartakovsky's feature debut even if it does feature Adam Sandler More

Posted by bnicholson50 at 17:17 on 14 March 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
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)