Luke Evans is portraying the Transylvanian prince and vampire, who risks eternal damnation by attempting to save his wife and son from a Turkish mob. Samantha Barks is playing Baba Yaga, a woman from Eastern European folklore who turns into a deadly witch. Thor Kristjansson plays Bright Eyes, who was enslaved as a young boy and is now an Ottoman Empire assassin. Art Parkinson is set to portray Dracula's son, Ingeras. They join a cast that also includes Dominic Cooper and Sarah Gadon.
Visual effects specialist Gary Shore is making his directorial debut, working from a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Flash Gordon). Michael De Luca is producing, with Alissa Phillips serving as executive producer. Production is scheduled to begin this August in Belgrade.