Thursday, April 26, 2007

Dracula sequel – new rumours

Monica Bellucci as a bride

Some time ago I reported that the Stoker estate had given approval for a sequel to the 1931 version of Dracula. Now, Cinematical have reported on rumours surrounding cast and crew.

Ernest Dickerson is said to direct. Javier Bardem has been rumoured for Dracula with John Hurt as Van Helsing. Both exciting and confusing is the casting of Monica Bellucci as Lucy. In the 1931 film Lucy was turned and it is intimated that Van Helsing dealt with her, in the Spanish Version, it is somewhat more then an intimation.

So, Monica Bellucci playing a vampire Lucy? It wouldn’t be the first time she’s been a vampire as she played a bride in Coppola’s Dracula. But, then, what is it with Van Helsing? In the first film he kills two vampires, Lucy and Dracula, and they’re both still spooking around in the sequel.

More details as they appear.


Mateo said...

Very interesting. I like Ernest Dickerson as the director. He did the V Word, from Masters of Horror if you recall. I'd like to see what the script is going to look like. Obviously Dracula will be alive of there is a sequel but how they work that out will be interesting. It's not like a million unofficial sequels haven't already been made so this can't hurt the legacy or anything.

Taliesin_ttlg said...

True - you would have to have Dracula alive to have a sequel - but Lucy as well? That's why I gently mocked Van Helsing as he would have really failed by not taking out the newly turned vampire as well.

That said, Monica... mmmm...


You are right as well, in saying that it couldn't hurt the legacy, after all if the Legacy survived Dracula 3000 it'll survive anything!

crabstix said...

Monica Bellucci sucks! (I wish!)

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Crabstix - there is no answer to that!