Universal’s Dracula, starring Luke Evans, release date pushed back


Universal Pictures have announced that director Gary Shore’s Dracula will now be released in cinemas on 3rd October 2014, 2 months later than its original date of 8th August 2014.

Directed by Gary Shore, the film centres on the story of the Transylvanian price before his eternal damnation as he tries to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde.

Luke Evans (Immortals, No One Lives) stars in the lead role as Dracula; Samatha Barks (Les Miserables) as a beautiful young woman from Eastern European folk tales who turns into a savage witch; Icelandic star Thor Kristjannsson, who will play Bright Eyes, an eastern European young boy who is taken as a slave and becomes a vision assassin in the Ottoman Army; and Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones) who will play Ingeras, Dracula’s son.

Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method, Antiviral), Dominic Cooper (Captain America, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), and Zach McGowan (Terminator: Salvation) also star.


The script chronicles the epic origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. It depicts Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war, repositioning him more as a vengeful hero than the monster seen in Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

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