Rutger Hauer Cast as Van Helsing in Dario Argento's 'Dracula 3D'

February 22, 2011
Source: Twitch, ComingSoon

Rutger Hauer

We're catching up on some stories since it's fairly slow this week. First up, both Twitch and are reporting that badass Dutch actor Rutger Hauer is going to play Van Helsing, the legendary vampire hunter, in Italian director Dario Argento's Dracula 3D. The project was first announced last summer as a "faithful translation of the Bram Stoker novel" the Italian horror master would shoot in 3D. I don't know about everyone else, but my interest in this just quadrupled knowing Hauer's going to be huntin' vamps in an Argento flick. He kicked ass as the Hobo With a Shotgun and I'm sure he'll be great to see in this, too.

The sites say that production is scheduled to begin in May and it sounds like he's officially on-board as this is coming straight out of Argento's people in Italy. ComingSoon also uses the term "professor Van Helsing" and I'm not sure if that hints at it being a more modern take or, as originally described, a more gothic and faithful adaptation. Other than these basic details, there's not much else we know about Argento's Dracula 3D. However, there's a very cheesy promo poster floating around, but that's it. Argento last directed Giallo with Adrien Brody, but is most well known for movies like Suspiria, Deep Red, Inferno and Two Evil Eyes. We'll keep an eye out for updates on Dracula 3D. As for Hauer, happy to see him join just about anything.

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I love Hauer, but isn't he a little old for a action heavy role like this? Or is it going to be a very diffirent Van Helsing then I'm imagining?

Gabriel Visser on Feb 22, 2011


I think your thinking of Stephen Sommers Van Helsing with Hugh Jackman.

Anonymous on Feb 22, 2011


Finally they cast a Dutchman for Van Helsing. And since Van Helsing is Dutch Dario Argento is already a lot more faithfull to the book than a lot of the other Dracula movies.

Anonymous on Feb 22, 2011


I look forward to seeing Rutger Hauer kill some vampires!

Cinemamind on Feb 22, 2011


very cool underated actor, been a fan since the hitcher

ChrisC5g on Feb 22, 2011


Dario Argento is doing a Dracula flick?! Sweet!

Icefilm on Feb 23, 2011


Check out "Blind Fury" Alex. It was another great film starring Rutger back in 1989.

Last Son on Feb 23, 2011

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