Dracula Untold Director: Gary Shore
Screenwriter: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Cast: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks, Charles Dance, Charlie Cox, William Houston, Noah Huntley Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 92 Minutes
Release Date: October 10, 2014
Directed by Gary Shore, Dracula Untold tells the story of Transylvanian prince Vlad III ÈšepeÈ™ (Luke Evans), whose period of peace is threatened when Sultan Mehmed II (Dominic Cooper) demands 1,000 of his kingdom’s young men, including Vlad’s own son, Ingeras, to join his army.
To save his son, his wife Mirena (Sarah Gadon), and the land he loves, Vlad journeys to Broken Tooth Mountain. There he encounters an ancient sorcerer, Caligula (Charles Dance), and enters into a Faustian bargain – one that gives the prince the strength of a hundred men, the speed of a falling star, and the mystical powers necessary to vanquish his enemies. In return, he will be afflicted with an insatiable thirst for human blood and fulfill his destiny as the legendary Count Dracula.
Gary Shore‘s Dracula origins movie Dracula Untold, starring Luke Evans as the titular character, hits theaters on October 10, and the press has been seeing the film prior to its junket. While we wait to see what the cast and crew has to say about their experience making the film, there are already rumors swirling that the film is somehow connected to the Universal Pictures’ Classic Monsters franchise reboot they are currently building.
The film was originally separate from the Universe that the studio was building. The Mummy reboot, which is being directed by Alex Kurtzman, was actually the film that was to launch the franchise universe the same way that Iron Man did for Marvel Studios. But it seems that Universal has been getting quite a surprising response from Dracula Untold, and has decided to shift its gears. Hit the jump to read more.
The upcoming Dracula origins movie Dracula Untold has been on the way for quite a while now. Once upon a time it was called Dracula: Year Zero, with director Alex Proyas (Dark City) set behind the camera and Avatar star Sam Worthington attached to the lead role. But before the movie went into production, Universal Pictures decided the budget was too high and delayed the project.
Eventually the studio found a new director in Gary Shore, making his feature debut, and a new lead actor in Worthington’s Clash of the Titans co-star Luke Evans, putting the movie back in business.
Now the first trailer for Dracula Untold has been released, and, believe it or not, it actually looks pretty promising. Whether the final product will deliver remains to be seen, but for now you can check out the trailer and share your thoughts below.