Well, it’s official; Ernest Dickerson is on board to bring the first Stoker estate-approved Dracula sequel to cinemas.
Variety confirmed the news that’s been floating out there for a while now this morning, stating that shooting on the film, titled The Un-Dead, will take place in Eastern Europe later this year. The story picks up 25 years after the events of the original Bram Stoker Dracula tale, with most of the characters who made it through the first book returning.
The endorsement from the Stoker estate is for street cred only, as the book is public domain and anyone can do anything they want with it now, as is evident by the thousands upon thousands of crappy films out there with Dracula in the title. Hopefully this new story will give some dignity back to the first vampire.
Plans are afoot to try and re-release Stoker’s original Dracula novel in its unedited form for the first time ever, which I’m sure will be a major chunk of news if and when it happens. I would guess it’d be a safe bet to look for it around the same time The Un-Dead is on its way to cinemas…
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