I know many people are getting tired of the whole origins trend, especially when it comes to comic book heroes. But I have to say, I still can't get enough of it. I'm still intrigued a superhero's backstory, and who this person was before they became, well, super. Hence, this is why I am excited about DRACULA UNTOLD.
Not to be confused with Anne Rice's emo version of the undead, DRACULA UNTOLD looks something like what would happen if Dracula stumbled onto the 300 set (or any number of war fantasy films). In case you missed it, you can watch the trailer here. In this adaptation, Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fast & Furious 6) steps into the role of the Prince Vlad/Dracula, while Dominic Cooper plays his nemesis, Sultan Mehmed II. More in the synopsis:
Almost an entire century after the world's first cinematic introduction to Dracula placed audiences under his haunting spell, the studio that pioneered the genre reawakens one of legend's most captivating figures in an action-adventure that heralds a pulse-pounding rebirth of the age of monsters.
Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit series) transforms from the cursed man history knows as Vlad the Impaler to an all-powerful creature of the night in Universal Pictures' Dracula Untold, the origin story of the alluring immortal we have come to fear as the sun sets: Dracula.
Universal Pictures recently released a whole new batch of images from the film that I've included below. Check 'em out:
Thoughts? DRACULA UNTOLD hits theaters October 10th.