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Hammer Horror to revive Dracula for big screen


Story by Jack Foley

DRACULA is reportedly being revived for the big screen by Hammer Horror.

According to Hammer CEO Simon Oakes, the recently revived production company is working on a new movie.

The company produced nine Dracula features between 1958 and 1974, with Christopher Lee taking on the role of Bram Stoker’s count in seven of those (often to critical acclaim).

But in an interview with Digital Spy, Oakes said that they were investigating the possibility of a “contemporary Dracula“.

Hoping to capitalise on the current trend for vampires, Oakes explained: “There’s a number of Draculas going on at the moment – there’s a Vlad the Impaler film, a few other ones around, but we have a sense of what we’d like to do. It will be a London-based Dracula.”

He also hinted at a potential Frankenstein movie, adding: “Certainly in my time with Hammer we will definitely do a Dracula. [And] we will do a Frankenstein if we can find a route in.”

Hammer’s current offering, The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, opens in UK cinemas this week (February 10).

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