While Gary Shore‘s Dracula Untold (2014) was a critical disaster, it wasn’t actually a flop in theaters. The Dracula origin story actually pulled in $217M worldwide on it’s $70M budget. It didn’t perform well here in the States, however, which is probably one of the reasons why a sequel was never bitten into. With that said, Universal Pictures had originally confirmed that Untold would be the first film in their monster universe, before being pulled out of the conversation when they announced the “Dark Universe”.
No matter, Luke Evans, who starred as the title character, would love to eventually return if Universal were to work his character into the Dark Universe, which
ended began with this year’s The Mummy.
“I think it was a really enjoyable process for me,” Evans told Screen Rant. “I think it definitely had a few flaws in it but I’ve had a lot of good feedback from and I get people me asking me will there we sequel. We left it very wide open, you know, this is a character who could transcend many different times and different periods of history. Who knows. I’d love to bring him back in some concept or context, but honestly, you know as little as I do when it comes with what is going in on the dream rooms of Universal Studios. I really don’t know.”
In the film, “As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family and the families of his kingdom.”