Karyn Kusama On To Make Dracula Film For Blumhouse

Karyn Kusama

by James White |
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As The Invisible Man continues to perform well, the Blumhouse team is striking while the iron is hot and keeping the announcements coming about other filmmakers for monster movies. The Invitation's Karyn Kusama is the latest, with The Hollywood Reporter bringing word that she'll direct an untitled Dracula film.

Writer/producers Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, who worked with Kusama on films including Invitation and Destroyer are on script duty: the company is keeping details under wraps for now, though we do know that it'll be set in contemporary times. And, according to the Reporter, the fact that Bram Stoker's infamous bloodsucker is in the public domain means it doesn't technically fall under Universal's purview, and Blumhouse could set it up elsewhere. That said, the studio has a first-look deal with Jason Blum's company and will likely be eager to snap up another collaboration after Leigh Whannell's initial effort in the new wave of movies that are focused on the right production team and not building a cinematic universe. Oh, and the company's probably trying to forget Dracula Untold. Sorry about that, Luke Evans.

Universal already has several movies in development, including a recent one produced by James Wan and Dexter Fletcher figuring out one about Dracula's unwitting servant, Renfield.

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