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Invisible Man’s Blumhouse Wisely Setting Up Dracula Remake, Now THIS Is Monsterversing!

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A few years back, Universal learned that audiences wouldn’t automatically line up for a Dark Universe film. The Mummy flopped magnificently, leaving a batch of would-be follow-up films in its wake. The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and Jekyll and Hyde films were all in the planning phases, and all featured A-list stars. Of course, those never got off the ground. However, with Universal tasting success with the recent standalone Invisible Man film, they are now looking toward a potential Dracula film.

THR is reporting that Blumhouse Productions is continuing with the revival of their Monsters I.P. This time, of course, they don’t plan on merging them into one giant universe. Dracula is the next big film they’re tackling, with Karyn Kusama directing and Matt Manfredi & Phil Hay penning the script of the beloved bloodsucker. 

As stated above, Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions will be producing. Rather than go a $100 million-budgeted route, they will instead be making this a more moderately-budgeted flick. As of right now, Blumhouse hasn’t technically set up this movie at Universal. The character is public domain, so it could end up anywhere, but given that they have an overall deal with Universal, that’s basically imminent. I can’t imagine a scenario where they set it up over at, say Paramount, after Invisible Man’s success and Universal being okay with it.

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This new take on Dracula is being billed as a thriller, and what’s more, it’s supposedly going to be a contemporary take. This isn’t unlike what we saw with The Invisible Man, which managed to reimagine the classic character for a modern audience. That movie was an overwhelming critical and financial success for the studio, so I can imagine they want to replicate said success.

I can’t help but wonder what sort of ideas they’re batting around. Will this modern film show what a vampire would be like in a modern setting? It’s admittedly not an incredibly unique take these days, so they have to come up with a bigger twist. What if this follows a straight-up Vlad the Impaler-type cannibal? That may veer too far into the serial killer route, but who knows. These days at Universal, it’s the best idea that wins.

What do you think of there being a modern take on Dracula from Blumhouse? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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