It’s official. On the heels of the success of writer-director Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man, Blumhouse’s next Monsterverse movie will be a modern take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Jennifer’s Body, Destroyer, and The Invitation director Karyn Kusam will helm the modern-day adaptation from screenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay are writing the script.
Now I don’t know about you, but my favortie take on the classic character is The Godfather and Apocalypse Now director Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 adaptation with Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Billy Campbell, Monica Bellucci, and Tom Waits as Renfield.
Rated R for sexuality and horror violence, Francis Ford Coppola’s film sports a 71% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Overblown in the best sense of the word, Francis Ford Coppola’s vision of Bram Stoker’s Dracula rescues the character from decades of campy interpretations — and features some terrific performances to boot.
The story centers on a young lawyer Jonathan Harker who is sent to Dracula’s castle to finalize a land deal, but when the Count sees a photo of Harker’s fiancée, Mina, the spitting image of his dead wife, he imprisons him and sets off for London to track her down.