When it comes to horror icons they don’t get much bigger than Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula, and in the wake of the massive success of The Invisible Man from director Leigh Whannell, Universal Pictures is moving forward on a new adaptation of Dracula.
However it’s not Whannell who will be directing Dracula, but rather celebrated indie director Karyn Kusama who turned heads last year with her work on hard-hitting and raw crime film Destroyer. Now she’s set to turn her attention towards resurrecting Dracula for the big screen in a bold new adaptation.
While there is no news on what audiences can expect from this new Dracula film, what is known is how Leigh Whannell, director of The Invisible Man, would have approached the subject matter. In an interview with MovieWeb, Whannell described his approach as “I think I would try to get at the essence of what makes Dracula scary, which is, to me, what makes Dracula scary is his lack of mercy,” Whannell says, suggesting his vision of the vampire is comparable to real-life maniacs. “Like, he’s not a romantic. He needs to drink blood. What parallels in life can you think of that equate to someone without mercy. It’s a psychopath, right?” said Whannell.
We’ll have to wait and see where it all goes from here, but it’s certainly exciting to know that a new Dracula film is on the way, and that the Prince of Darkness will soon again reign.