Director Karyn Kusama Says Her Version of 'Dracula' Will Not Be the Same Kind of Romantic Hero We're Used To
This next version of Dracula won't be your parent's Dracula...
...Via our friends at Bloody Disgusting, Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body, The Invitation), recently spoke with The Kingcast about the new version of Dracula which she is directing for Blumhouse with writers Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, and she had a lot to say about what to expect from the film!
Kusama revealed to hosts Scott Wampler and Eric Vespe that this new version of Dracula is going to be quite a bit different from what we're used to when it comes to the caped man of the night.
Said Kusama, “It’s a fairly faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel...I think something that gets overlooked in the adaptations of 'Dracula' in the past is the idea of multiple voices. In fact, the book is filled with different points of view. And the one point of view we don’t get access to, and all most adaptations give access to, is Dracula himself. So I would just say in some respect, this is going to be an adaptation called 'Dracula', but it’s perhaps not the same kind of romantic hero that we’ve seen in the past… in past interpretations of 'Dracula.'”
This is a great point, as in the novel, Dracula is very much a monster, with little to no romanticism about hm. Based on Kusama's past work, we expect her to create the villain Stoker always intended.
More here as we uncover more from the crypt.
By Matt Konopka