Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Rodimus74, Mar 10, 2020.
Blumhouse Set To Produce 'Dracula' Reboot For Universal
Hopefully they remember to make a good movie first & worry about setting up a monster universe second this time.
about a 50/50 shot at that. (They really want a shared universe of their own)
Oh boy! I wonder if Blumhouse Dracula will be as good as the Blumhouse Fantasy Island!!
Let me guess... Modern day real estate agent John Harker goes to some house in (Transylvania/whatever part of America) and meets modern day Dracula.
And the story is the same as the book only that it's modern.
As long as they find a better Harker than Keanu, accent didn't work and it isn't his best acting.
I didn’t mind Keanu in the movie but it certainly wasn’t that good of a performance either. In fact, I did enjoy Coppola’s take to some degree.
If Blumhouse does a Blumhouse cinematic universe they could lead it up to a remake with a Blumhouse Monster Squad as the Blumhouse equivalent of The Avengers.
The Invisible Man
Invisible Man Meets The Creature (From The Black Lagoon)
Van Helsing Vs Dracula (Backdoor intro for Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolf Man)
The Monster Squad
House of The Wolf Man
Tim & Eric Meet Frankenstein
Tim & Eric Meet The Mummy
Is Blumhouse affiliated with Steven Blum?
Director Karyn Kusama is best known for her films Girlfight and Jennifer's Body, and frequently works with her husband/writer Phil Hay and writing partner Matt Manfredi. The trio made Aeon Flux, The Invitation, and Destroyer.
All bombs seriously what is wrong with Hollywood it's like they are trying to fail.
The Dracula myth has been adapted in so many forms that another one would be pointless.
I lost count on how many Dracula movies they've attempted so far to jumpstart whatever universe they're making.
It's pointless to do another bad one, that's for sure.
Dracula is a hard sell at the best of times due to the overwhelming stupidity of his legend & mythos, and after that horrifically terrible BBC miniseries that just came out a couple months ago, I'm officially done with more of it in any form. I can handle random vampire stuff in general, but Dracula can be left to kid's story books with the werewolves and Frankenstein.
If his legend is so stupid, why is it universally popular? What flaws do you see in the folktale?
Dude, once again, don't edit my or anyone else's posts like that when you're quoting them. Just bold what you want to specifically reply to if you have to - do not fabricate posts out of context like that.
As for your question about why is it so universally popular then, I don't know, I guess because it's Dracula. He was the start. The measuring stick for all things vampire. Yada yada yada. I do get it - even though I think most his mythos is beyond eye roll worthy - I went through a phase of thinking it was interesting too when I was a teenager. He drank blood... he was romanticized as having eternal youth... always dressed well... ya know, all the shit that goth kids, bored housewives, teens being edgy, paranormal fans, etc etc etc would be attracted to. But I also shouldn't have to explain why a folktale about a guy that lives forever, turns into a bat, has no reflection in mirrors, so on & so forth is pretty ridiculous. I mean, come on. I'm also just tired of everyone trying to oh so 'cleverly' put spins on his legend for modern audiences given that 99.9% of the time it just falls flat.
That's why I can handle general vampire related stuff better, because there's variables and new directions you can take with them as a whole. But ol' Vlad here is just a redundancy that really is a bad product of its time. IMO.
I still remember seeing that one in theaters. Oldman & Hopkins still hold up, but even back then we couldn't help but laugh at the awfulness of Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder's hilariously brutal attempts at accents.
Winona is hot enough for me to stomach the bad acting. I still think it’s a great movie. The book is great disagree a little on the mythos. Having a weird eternal count who eats people and babies is creepy. Being in a foreign land trapped in a castle with a dude who crawls on walls is scary stuff. Vampires just got real stupid over the last few decades. Dumb people just fuck up a fundamentally scary concept.
Yeah, agreed on the Winona front. In that movie and a fair amount of others, haha.
I actually still do like this movie. I don't pretend that it's necessarily great or anything, but it was an experience back in the day... and it surprisingly translates decently well to today. It was on one of my movie channels just a month or so ago, and I was kind of amazed how much of it still looked good despite all the cringy cheese also sooooo present. And Lucy. Crikey jumping jesus... STILL weapon grade sexy.
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