Regardless of whether you’ve had your fill of vampires or just can’t get enough of those iconic blood-suckers Universal Pictures is planning something special for fans of the undead this Fall. You’ve probably seen Luke Evans in Fast & Furious 6 and/or Immortals but will play the stars in this “origin story” which, we’re paraphrasing, will be the mother, er father, (granddaddy??) of all vampire movies.
We’re not going to knock Universal’s last foray into the realm of classic monster movies too much as Van Helsing was fun for what it was. But as Dracula Untold sets to walk a more serious line, and as cool as the gothic imagery is, doesn’t look entirely promising. Let’s just say that director Gary Shore has his work cut out for him.
The first posters for the film have been released and while we’re probably never going to see a Castlevania: Symphony of the Night movie, these posters (for a film that really could go either way at this point) might be as close as well ever get. Anyway, enjoy the vampiric themed digital artistry below…
The “untold” origin story of the man who became Dracula is produced by Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure which also stars Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Dominic Cooper and Samantha Barks.
Universal Pictures has slated Dracula Untold for release on October 17, 2014.