Legendary comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks is set to voice the ancient vampire Vlad, the cranky old father of Adam Sandler’s Dracula, in Genndy Tartakovsky’s upcoming animated sequel “Hotel Transylvania 2”.
The original 2012 film dealt with the generational gap between Drac and his young 118-year-old daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) who wants to see the world and is attracted to the hapless human Jonathan (Andy Samberg).
In the sequel, a family reunion causes Vlad to visit the estranged son he hasn’t seen in years, in the process turning everyone’s life upside down.
Producer Michelle Murdocca tells USA Today: “He actually lives in a cave – he is about as old school as it gets. So when he comes and sees that Dracula is running a hotel, he’s like, ‘What is going on here?’.” Brooks himself adds that Vlad is “like my real, honest-to-goodness personality. I’m pretty grumpy. It was a good choice.”
The film is slated to hit theaters on September 25th 2015.