Dracula sequel on the way

 

To take a break from Mummies for a minute, it looks like we’re going to get a sequel to Dracula. So what? After all, how many Drac movies have we seen since 1931? And how many books have featured the continuing misadventures of the Lord of the Damned? Well, Dracula: The Undead, due to be published in October 2009 is the first Dracula spin-off officially authorised by the Stoker estate since the Bela Lugosi Universal flick. 

The book is to be written by old Abraham’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker alongside Dracula expert and historian Ian Holt. The duo have poured over Stoker’s original notes, discovering characters and plots planned for the original novel, but dropped at the last minute. Even The Undead was the original title for Bram’s novel, which was changed to Dracula by his publisher. 

Holt is also writing a screenplay of the story alongside Alexander Galant for a Jan De Bont movie which goes in front of the cameras next June.

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