The origin story of the most famous of vampires.
And here it is, our first look at the Luke Evans-starring Dracula Untold in which he plays the most famous of vampires in an origin story that sees a Transylvanian prince risk eternal damnation in order to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde. The biggest question surrounding this film was which direction were they going to take one of cinema’s oldest and most iconic monsters—well, now we know. The film does exactly what its title suggests as it peels back the layers of Dracula by telling the story we’ve never heard before. But how does it look on film? Pretty cool, for the most part.
The film itself has been pretty misleading because when you think of Dracula, you think of horror. This most certainly is not a horror flick, and you’re about to see why. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, because it offers a unique take on the story by making it more of an action-heavy film rather than a slow, moody one like we’re used to. I love the medieval Game of Thrones-y look of the film, and Luke Evans totally owns this role. My only real issue with the trailer is the shots of Evans controlling the bats like some kind of super power, it’s definitely not what I was expecting and almost has a comic book movie vibe to it. We’ll have to wait and see on this one, but so far it doesn’t look half bad.
Right now Dracula Untold, directed by Gary Shore, is set for an October 17, 2014 release date which puts in in theaters just before Halloween. Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks also star.