Who Will Replace Bela Lugosi in Official ‘Dracula’ Sequel?

Do you know which monster has graced the big screen more than any other? The answer is Dracula, and he’s not planning on retiring anytime soon. A few months back a direct sequel to Bela Lugosi’s Dracula (1931) was announced, Un-Dead, which was scripted by Ian Holt – today a director has been named, along with the name of our new Dracula! Read on for the skinny.

Blackfilm.com has learned that Ernest Dickerson (Juice) will be directing the sequel to Dracula called “The Un-Dead”. Not only is Dickerson directing, but rumor has it that the following people are in negotiation to be in the film as well. Javier Bardem will play Dracula, Monica Bellucci will play Lucy, and John Hurt will play Professor Van Helsing.

Holt scouted locations in Whitby, England, and Transylvania, Romania, including a visit to the ruins of Dracula’s castle. His credits include horror project “Dr. Chopper.”

The official sequel to the Bela Lugosi ‘Dracula’ from 1931. The film is 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.

Source: BlackFilm