Luke Evans Becomes a Monster in Extended 'Dracula Untold' TV Spot
"I want the power to save my family." After a Japanese trailer just showed off more of the horror legend origin story that is Dracula Untold, an extended TV spot has arrived with some new footage as well. Luke Evans takes the title role which paints Dracula as a desperate man who wanted this dark power in order to save his family from tyranny, but ended up being persecuted as a monster when he was only trying to save his people. I'm still not completely sold on this, though I appreciate the efforts to make Dracula's powers more epic. We get to see Dracula's fist of bats attack an army from another angle in this spot too. Watch!
Here's the extended TV spot for Gary Shore's Dracula Untold from Universal Pictures:
Dracula Untold is directed by newcomer Gary Shore, making his feature debut after a 2005 horror short film titled The Draft. The story follows real-life historical figure Prince Vlad of Transylvania, known as the inspiration for Dracula, as his wife and child find themselves in danger from a despicable sultan. He risks his very soul to save them. Evans explained in our interview: "We're back in the 1400's when you meet this man who was the king of his land who had reigned peacefully for 10 years… It's sort of an origin story, but it's really the story of Vlad the Impaler and what he does and the things that happen to him in his life that show you how Dracula is born." Dracula Untold arrives in US theaters starting on October 17th this year.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
I am SO looking forward to this... I'm actually excited.
Bill on Sep 15, 2014
Cool but the cover song for Tears for Fears 'Everybody wants to rule the World' sounds kinda lame. Some songs just shouldn't be covered imo. The movie does look awesome though but it's kinda obvious how it's gonna end.
JudgeMethos on Sep 15, 2014
wow- 1st Van Helsing , then I frankenstein now this piece of Hollywood Garbage... Monsters should stay monsters - Dracula is supposed to be evil not trying to save his family.. It's like the Noah movie - just loads of CG- paper thin plot - poorly developed characters - and exposition that only teenagers can understand since it seems so jarred and broken ; its a real show of tolerance and how stupid they think you are... please people don't prove them you are as dumb as they think you and see this huge pile of guano(bat shit)...
shane willett on Sep 15, 2014
Van Helsing was no masterpiece, but lumping it in with I Frankenstein is just ridiculous. Van Helsing had a huge budget and huge production value...it was a big scale summer action/adventure, while I Frankenstein was the kind of film that gets dumped in January/February. And this film looks surprisingly solid.
Chris Groves on Sep 15, 2014
New Dracula movie? Cool! Oh wait, he's a misunderstood sympathetic hero character and they dumped in a whole 300 army vibe? Fangs anyway, but I'll stick with Bela.
cuckoozey on Sep 15, 2014
Gotta love lens flare on a poster. LOL. I do like that imagery though. Very cool.
DAVIDPD on Sep 15, 2014
Awesome poster, Luke Evans is going to be a great Dracula.
Chelsea on Sep 16, 2014
Looks totally awesome!
backwardsprogress on Sep 22, 2014
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