Dracula Untold is another popular origin story that unveils the life of Vlad the Impaler/Prince of Wallachia (Luke Evans—Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit) before he transforms into the popular horror icon, Dracula.
The Ottoman Empire threatens to take a thousand boys from Transylvania to ensure their ongoing peace treaty. Vlad must choose whether he should appease the Turks’ demands or if he should fight to protect the future of his people (including his son).
A great vampire lures Vlad to its lair. Vlad is offered a faustian pact that will provide him with the power he needs to prevail in total war against the Ottoman Empire but is it worth the cost of his humanity?
The official trailer features a brilliant track from New Zealand pop singer Lorde, ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’, which sets a tragic tone for our haunted protagonist.
The action, masses of soldier formations, promises grand scale battles akin to Lord of the Rings.
Do we necessarily care about Dracula’s backstory? Some things are best left alone. By revealing Dracula’s past we unravel the alluring mystery of a literary character. This notion is a two-edged sword because perhaps the revelations may construct a more visceral, enigmatic iteration of the frightening Dracula we are already familiar with.
Hopefully Universal and Legendary Pictures have not tarnished the preceding reputation of an enduring and loved creature of the night.
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