Following the success of Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man, it should come as no surprise that there’s a resurgence in interest for Universal’s iconic roster of monsters. After making a healthy return on the runaway success, Blumhouse has announced that they’re working a new project with one of the most recognisable ghouls of cinema, Dracula. Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body, The Invitation) will be at the helm for this currently untitled project.
Whilst the film, which will be written by Kusama’s The Invitation collaborators Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, is currently unattached to any studios, it is highly unlikely that Universal won’t be involved. Universal has a first-look deal with Blumhouse, and currently seem very keen to ride this wave of renewed interest, with three more monster movies in production.
All that is known about the project outside of these new details is that it will take place in a modern setting. We’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for any further developments.