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Dickerson to helm Dracula Sequel!

April 25, 2007

Once in a while, we'll get emails alerting us to fascinating news, and just the other day, a little bird flew by with some great news to spread. 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.

As previously reported by Variety last May, Jan De Bont will be producing the pic through his his Blue Tulip Prods. banner along with Atchity Entertainment.

"The Un-Dead" is after the subtitle of Stoker’s original novel, the script was written by Ian Holt and 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. The Stoker family has officially recognized Holt’s screenplay, the first adaptation to receive such approval since the original 1931 Bela Lugosi-starring film.

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."

Dickerson has been doing a number of episodic work fortelevision shows such as "Heroes", "The Wire" and "ER". His last feature film was "Never Die Alone" in 2004.

Dickerson and De Bont are former DPs turned directors.






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