Dracula And Frankenstein Returning To Cinemas 2014
Although movie goers might get tired of sword-and-sandle romps or sappy period pieces, they always love being frightened. Over the last century, no two figures of have become more synonymous with horror than Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. Together, they are perhaps the most filmed characters of all time. Through scores of movies, countless actors, including Robert De Niro, Bela Lugosi, and even funny-man Peter Boyle, have donned the roles (and Christopher Lee quite literally when played both roles for Hammer Films). Just as a vampire never sleeps, so do neither do the adaptations. 2014 will see two of them. The most famous vampire of all time (sorry Edward) arises anew in "Dracula" (not be confused with the upcoming NBC miniseries of the same name), a new film based off Bram Stoker's groundbreaking 1897 novel. First-time feature director Gary Shore will take on the task of bringing everyone's favorite vamp to life, this time through actor Luke Evans ("Immortals", "Fast and Furious 6"). The film also stars Samantha Barks ("Les Misérables") and Dominic Cooper ("Captain America: The First Avenger") and will see the light of night August 8, 2014. "I, Frankenstein" (release date January 24, 2014) stars Aaron Eckhart as Mary Shelly's misunderstood monster in a way we have never seen him before. Stuart Beattie (co-screenwriter for "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" and "Australia") will direct an original screenplay by Kevin Grevioux (who previously dabbled in horror by co-writing and starring in 2003's "Underworld"). In the story, Adam (Frankenstein's monster's adopted name) traverses through a dystopic modern world and is caught in a war between merciless demons and nasty gargoyles. Definitely a most welcome new spin one of horror's greatest creations. A graphic novel of the same name (Grevioux credited as the writer) will be released alongside the film. Which film do you want to see the most? Tell us in the comments below.