Jan De Bont has agreed to produce The Un-Dead, a sequel to the classic Dracula series.

The film will be set 25 years after the events of Stoker's novel, with the surviving characters resurfacing, reports Variety. Writer Ian Holt has also added an Inspector Cotford character, which was edited from Stoker's manuscript prior to publication.

De Bont is seeking a director for the project, the first sequel authorized by the descendants of Dracula author Bram Stoker since the 1931 original, starring Bela Lugosi.

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Holt has scouted locations in Whitby, England, and Transylvania, Romania, including a visit to the ruins of Dracula's castle. No production date has been scheduled for The Un-Dead.