They say a sequel is coming -- and this time it's getting a literary and big screen outing. For the first time, the Stoker estate has authorized an official Dracula sequel titled Dracula: The Undead. Written by Dacre Stoker, Bram's great-grandnephew, and Dracula historian Ian Holt, the story uses characters and plot threads that were edited out of Stoker's original novel in 1897. It hits store shelves in October 2009, just in time for Halloween. And
The last time the Stoker family gave its seal of approval to a Dracula project was the 1931 Universal film starring Bela Lugosi.
The deal was concluded by Danny Baror of Baror International and Ken Atchity of Atchity Entertainment International who have sold international publishing rights to the book which will be released in October 2009.
Atchity will also act as producer, with Blue Tulip’s Jan de Bont (Speed), on the film adaptation which they hope to have before the cameras by June. A screenplay adaptation has already been completed by Holt and Alexander Galant.
Dutton’s parent company, Penguin USA, has also announced that a previously unpublished version of the 1987 novel,
Shock Till You Drop reports that the great-grandnephew of Stoker, Dacre Stoker, has sold the rights to a new story to Penguin-Canada. The story is a co-creation of writer Alexander Galant and Dracula documentarian and historian Ian Holt, who probably has the most popular house on the block every Halloween.
The writers gained access to Stoker's original hand-written notes from Dracula, which should provide a good foundation for the continuation of the story, which the younger Stoker claims, "includes characters and plot threads that had been
According to Styd and Aei, Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram, has teamed with historian Ian Holt to bring to fruition the first family-backed use of Bram's classic vampire tale since Bela Lugosi donned the cape and fangs in the 1931 film and the stage production years later. This new venture will be appearing in both book and movie form starting next year!
Titled The Un-Dead, the story picks in up 1912, 25 years after Dracula's death. Someone or something is tracking down those who put an end to the bloodsucker's life. According to Dacre, this new work was crafted thanks to Bram's handwritten notes and "includes characters and plot threads that had been excised by the publisher from the original printing over a century ago.
The story, set 25 years after the original book, sees the vampire arrive in London, seeking Mina in 1912. Told from the point of view of Quincey Harker, son of Mina and Jonathan Harker, it goes into more detail about the original characters from Bram Stoker’s 1897 book.
Stoker grew up in Canada and now lives in South Carolina and always knew of his literary ancestor, who died in 1912 and the legacy he left behind. He never thought about continuing the Dracula tale until he received an e-mail from Holt."I got in touch with Dacre and he thought I was this nut job. But after listening to me and discussing my vision
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