Blackfilm.com reports that Ernest Dickerson (“Never Die Alone,” TV’s “Heroes” & “The Wire”) will be directing a “Dracula” sequel called “The Un-Dead”. Jan De Bont will be produce through Blue Tulip Productions.
Amongst the cast members in negotiation are Javier Bardem to play Dracula, Monica Bellucci as Lucy, and John Hurt as Professor Van Helsing.
Set 25 years after the book’s events, all the surviving protagonists including Jonathan and Mina Harker and Professor Van Helsing, appear, along with Inspector Cotford, a character cut from the original manuscript, facing the bloodsucking Count once again.
The Stoker family has officially recognized Ian Holt’s screenplay, the first adaptation to receive such approval since the original 1931 Bela Lugosi-starring film.
Holt scouted locations in Whitby, England, and Transylvania, Romania, including a visit to the ruins of Dracula’s castle.