Universal’s Latest Take on the Most Famous Vampire Renamed Dracula Untold

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Universal's Latest Take on the Most Famous Vampire Renamed Dracula UntoldSeemingly out nowhere came the news earlier this year that production had begun on Universal’s long talked about new Dracula film, which was at the time called Dracula: Year Zero. The Gary Shore-directed take on Bram Stoker’s novella was then referred to simply as Dracula

…and has now been officially christened Dracula Untold.

Set to sink its teeth into theaters on August 8, 2014, the film stars Luke Evans (pictured) as the titular bloodsucker, alongside Sarah Gadon, Samantha Barks, Thor Kristjansson, Art Parkinson, Zach McGowan and Dominic Cooper.

Universal’s dramatic horror movie tells the origin story of the most famous of vampires. Michael De Luca is producing the project, and commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.

The script tells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them and in the process becomes the first vampire.

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