So have you been waiting for a Dracula movie where the dark lord is handsome, husky and fighting for his family? Well, Bram Stoker‘s creation is getting dusted off for a reboot: Universal is prepping “Dracula Untold,” and a new international trailer tells the story of the bloodsucker before he became a bloodsucker.
Luke Evans takes the lead as Vlad Tepes, a nobleman eager to stop a war that will put the life of his son at risk. But to do so, he must make a deal with an evil power that will see him cursed for all time with a taste for blood, as well as being soundtracked by a band that sounds like Evanescence. The whole thing follows the “gritty equals better” template that Hollywood cannot seem to shake, and the effort here by director Gary Shore seems pretty joyless. While we suppose that’s the point, it doesn’t really make us want to buy a ticket either.
“Dracula Untold” arrives on October 17th. Watch below. [HeyUGuys]