Karyn Kusama will direct a new adaptation of Dracula

Dracula gets a new customization! The Hollywood Reporter reports that director Karyn Kusama (who gave us cult classics like The Invitation and Jennifer’s Body) will breathe new life into Bram Stoker’s novel for horror giant Blumhouse Productions.

As with Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man, according to THR Kusama’s Dracula is supposed to play in the “modern times”. That’s it for the details of the plot, and there’s no word yet on how the current update will change the story written by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay who previously worked on Kusama vehicles like Aeon Flux, The Invitation and The Invitation have collaborated with Destroyers.

Everyone’s favorite tale in Transylvania isn’t the only classic movie monster Universal reworked. THR reports that James Wan will be making an untitled film for the studio that focuses on a group of teenagers who discover a neighbor is building a monster in their basement. Spoiler: The monster is breaking away. “While the identity of the monster is not yet known, this premise sure smells like Frankenstein.

In other Dracula-related news, the classic vampire tale could see two more possible adjustments. The first comes courtesy of Riverdale and Chilling Adventures by Sabrina creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, whose ABC pilot The Brides will revolve around Dracula’s three immortal parameters that will turn out to be on their own. The second is a feature film from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, director André Øvredal, who tries to tell the untold story of Demeter’s last journey.

There’s no word yet about a cast or release date for Kusama’s Dracula.

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