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Official Dracula Sequel Booked and Filmed for 2009!

Doing Bram proud?Sure, we’ve seen many Dracula films and books over the years, but not many of them got the Stoker seal of approval … until now.

According to STYD and AEI, Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram, has teamed with historian Ian Holt to bring to fruition the first family-backed use of Bram’s classic vampire tale since Bela Lugosi donned the cape and fangs in the 1931 film and the stage production years later. This new venture will be appearing in both book and movie form starting next year!

Titled The Un-Dead, the story picks in up 1912, 25 years after Dracula’s death. Someone or something is tracking down those who put an end to the bloodsucker’s life. According to Dacre, this new work was crafted thanks to Bram’s handwritten notes and “includes characters and plot threads that had been excised by the publisher from the original printing over a century ago.

Production of the adaptation is set to roll in June of 2009 with the book itself creeping into stores months afterwards in October.

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  • Doc Block

    I can’t fucking wait!

    This sounds awesome. Next year we get two Universal monster movies! Sweet!

  • Kryten Syxx

    Will Wilford Brimley’s great grandchildren approve of oats?

    • Uncle Creepy

      Now THAT is the question!

  • G.D.

    Wow, the seal of approval from the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker? Well, that’s a guarantee that it’s going to be good.

    I can’t wait till Stephen King’s great, great granddaughter’s lovechild does the official sequel to The Dark Tower.