After the success of The Invisible Man, Blumhouse is now reportedly developing a Dracula reboot for Universal.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blumhouse is working on a new Dracula movie, making this the latest franchise to be rebooted from Universal’s Classic Monsters lineup. Destroyer helmer Karyn Kusama is set to direct a modern day take on Dracula from a script by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.
The Dracula film being in development is likely due to the success of Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man, which has grossed $100 million to date on a $7 million budget. A Dracula reboot is expected to follow the same template as The Invisible Man after the failure of the big-budgeted Dark Universe franchise. While Dracula is public domain, Blumhouse has a first-look deal at Universal. Dracula was also recently adapted as a Netflix television series from Sherlock‘s Steven Moffat and will return for a second season.
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Here is the official synopsis for Blumhouse’s latest movie, The Invisible Man:
What you can’t see can hurt you.
“Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.
“Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid).
“But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man stars Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Leigh Whannell will also co-produce the film alongside Jason Blum, who is producing the reboot under his Blumhouse Productions banner.
The Invisible Man is now playing in theaters! Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the movie and Blumhouse’s Dracula reboot.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter