Dracula is ready to step out of the coffin again. Blumhouse has given the greenlight to resurrect the Count and Karyn Kusama will be at the helm. But do we really need this reimagining?
Dracula is going to be resurrected by none other than Blumhouse. According to The Hollywood Reporter, with the success of Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man, the production giant is wanting to capitalize on the public’s abiding affection for the classic monsters.
Karyn Kusama is tapped to helm the venture. As all horror lovers know, her Jennifer’s Body is definitely an underrated classic. Apparently, Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay will be penning the script and the idea is to have the Count’s story take place in the present.
While this sounds intriguing, do we really need another take on the Bram Stoker masterpiece? Of course, there will be fans that will be wildly enthusiastic. However, is this the future of Blumhouse? It seems that ever since Halloween 2018 reached blockbuster status, they are specializing in reimagining horror franchises.
Which begs the question, what happened to their original efforts? Get Out was a tremendous first time outing for Jordan Peele and it propelled him to stardom. Then there was Split, which put M. Night Shyamalan back on the map again in the genre. The Purge series, Insidious, BlacKkKlansman…were exciting and most importantly, inventive.
Those films found audiences but now, instead of exciting new storylines we started off the year with a dark take on the old 1970’s hit series, Fantasy Island. We know that Halloween Kills is on the way. Blumhouse is also behind the new and improved The Craft.
Maybe we are jaded and just wishing for more unique storylines. Surprise us, Blumhouse.
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