Or Dracula 2001. Depends on which country you’re in. In any case, it was produced by horror legend Wes Craven and directed by his longtime partner Patrick Lussier and is a loose sequel/retread to the original tale.
1897: Van Helsing – played by Christopher Plummer, no less – manages to finally trap Dracula in London and seals him away underneath Carfax Abbey in a silver coffin. Unable to kill the count, Van Helsing reasons that if Drac can’t die, then neither will he. And so Van Helsing develops away to literally leech immortality from Dracula.
Jump forward 104 years and Van Helsing is still looking pretty spry, running a successful antiques business, with Jonny Lee Miller as his apprentice/surrogate son Simon. But Simon’s colleague and former girlfriend (Jennifer Esposito) turns out to be in with Omar Epps’ gang of techno-thieves, who break into the original Carfax abbey and »
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