BLUMHOUSE TO MAKE MODERN DAY DRACULA FILM





Well The Invisible Man has been a major success at the box office, so Blumhouse, perhaps unsurprisingly, have decided to resurrect another, even more iconic character and place him in today’s world. That character is Dracula, recently seen in the BBC/Netflix mini-series. The third and final episode of that was also set in today’s time, though turned out to be  something of a disaster. In fact the Count doesn’t have a particularly good track record in terms of being in the present day. Out of Hammer’s two attempts, one was poor and was decent though neither film did much with the character. Dracula 2000 was kind of fun but a bit crap really when you get down to it. Oddly the most successful attempt so far has been the 1979 comedy Love At First Bite.

I doubt very much if Blumhouse’s film will be going for the laughs, and hopefully it will find a way to make Dracula scary and relevant much as they did with the Invisible Man. The project will be tackled by director Karyn Kusama [Destroyer, Jennifer’s Body], while Phil Hay [Destroyer, Ride Along] is writing the screenplay.

I’m cautiously optimistic about this.

Meanwhile, Blumhouse head  Jason Blum recently said about a potential sequel to The Invisible Man:

“There are no plans to make a sequel, but I would love to make a sequel, and I’m certainly going to try and make a sequel, But so far, there are no plans to make one.”

 

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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