Almost an entire century after the world’s cinematic introduction to Dracula placed audiences under his haunting spell, the studio that pioneered the genre reawakens one of legend’s most captivating figures in an action-adventure that heralds a pulse-pounding rebirth of the age of monsters.
Luke Evans transforms from the cursed man history knows as Vlad the Impaler to an all-powerful creature of the night in Universal Pictures’ Dracula Untold, the origin story of the alluring immortal we have come to fear as the sun sets: Dracula.
The year is 1462, and Transylvania has enjoyed a prolonged period of peace under the just and fair rule of the battle-weary Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, and his beloved and brave wife, Mirena (SARAH GADON of The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Together, they have brokered peace for their country and ensured its people are well-protected, especially from the powerful Ottoman Empire—an ever-expanding scourge that has its sights on global domination.
But when Sultan Mehmed II demands 1,000 of Wallachia’s boys, including Vlad’s own son, Ingeras be torn from their parents’ homes and forced to become child soldiers in his army, Vlad must decide: do the same as his father before him and give up his son to the sultan, or seek the help of a monster to defeat the Turks but ultimately doom his soul to a life of servitude.
Vlad journeys to Broken Tooth Mountain, where he encounters a foul demon and enters into a Faustian bargain—one that gives the prince the strength of 100 men, the speed of a falling star and enough power to crush his enemies. However, he will be inflicted with an insatiable thirst to drink human blood.
If by the end of three days Vlad manages to resist, he will return to his former self, and perhaps in that time manage to save his people. Though should he drink, he will be forced to dwell in the darkness for the rest of his days, feeding only on the blood of humans...and destroying all that he holds dear.
Mehmed (Dominic Cooper) gets a message from Prince Vlad (Luke Evans) through General Ismail (Arkie Reece) in our exclusive clip from Dracula Untold, which just debuted on Blu-ray and DVD earlier this week. This scene shows Ismail recalling memories from the past, which doesn't sit too well with Mehmed, who is literally forced to "kill the messenger." The question remains: was Ismail literally possessed by Vlad himself?
For almost a century, the legend of Dracula has mesmerized audiences with the story of a charismatic royal who feasts on the blood of innocents after the sun goes down. Dracula Untold reveals the man behind the myth in the thrilling, action-packed tale of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (Luke Evans - The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, Fast & Furious 6), who makes a terrifying deal with a supernatural ally that will allow him to save his family and his country - at the cost of his soul.Read More
With Dracula Untold hitting theaters nationwide later tonight for sneak preview screenings, Legendary Pictures has released a featurette that offers new insight into the Master Vampire character, played by Game of Thrones star Charles Dance.
Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. But, before this legendary bloodsucking creature was born, he was just a mortal man named Vlad Tepes. It is Charles Dance's Master Vampire who gives Vlad the Impaler the power to become Dracula, as the actor explains in this featurette that includes plenty of new footage.Read More
Dracula Untold producer Alissa Phillips has now confirmed yesterday's report that the horror reboot will in fact be the first in the Universal Monsters Reboot series. The franchise was announced back in July and will bring all of the classic Universal Pictures ghouls together in one shared universe that will eventually lead to an all-star movie not unlike Marvel's The Avengers.
The report from yesterday stated that the tie-in scene comes at the very end, where Dracula (Luke Evans) is seen at a market in modern day. The sequence is believed to be a "prologue" to director Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy reboot, which was originally set to be the first title launched under the Universal Monsters reboot banner, which is also set in modern-day.Read More
Fans who head to the theaters for Dracula Untold next weekend will reportedly be treated to a tie-in scene at the end which connects the film to Universal Pictures' sprawling classic monsters reboot franchise.
A new report from Badass Digest reveals that reshoots were conducted a few months back, which include a scene at the very end that reveals Dracula (Luke Evans) in a modern-day market.Read More
Following last week's featurette that explores Vlad Tepes history in Universal Pictures' Dracula Untold, the studio has released a new behind-the-scenes video that showcases Vlad's better half, Milena, played by Sarah Gadon.
This upcoming adventure blends both fact and fiction, combining the legacy of Bram Stoker's classic vampire Bram Stoker with the real-life figure Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler, whom Dracula was loosely based on. In the film, Vlad's relationship with his loving wife Milena is the reason he goes down this path to becoming the legendary vampire Dracula.Read More