By now it’s no secret that Universal is going to shine a light back on the most famous of vampires as the studio looks to bring Dracula back to life. When the project was first announced it was originally known as Dracula: Year Zero and then eventually moved to the much simpler and familiar title of Dracula. Now, the flick appears to have settled on an even newer title that actually makes a lot more sense. Universal’s upcoming blood sucking tale will now be called Dracula Untold. The reason this title works is because the film aims to tell the origin story of the one and only Dracula so I actually quite like it. Also, the new title helps avoid the confusion of people thinking this is a remake of the 1931 classic starring Bela Lugosi. I have high hopes for this one because we’ll get a chance to see the beginnings of one of horror’s most classic stories.
The script tells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them, and in the process becomes the first vampire.
Gary Shore will be at the helm who directs from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Dracula Untold will star Luke Evans in the lead role, along with Zach McGowan, Dominic Cooper, and Sarah Gadon (below). Right now the flick is eyeing a release on October 3rd, 2014.