New Authorised ‘Dracula’ Sequel in the Works
A sequel and film adaptation to the Bram Stroker’s iconic ‘Dracula’ story is in the works.
The follow-up to vamp-defining original is a “family authorized sequel” titled ‘The Undead’. The story will reportedly take place in London years after the events of the first novel, and finds the Dracula-killing heroes being stalked by a new threat.
The book, to be published next October, comes from Stoker’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker, and Dracula historian Ian Holt. The story is an expansion of Bram Stoker’s original notes for ‘Dracula’, and is described as “a virtually seamless continuation of the original.”
‘The Un-Dead’ is the first Dracula story to enjoy the full support of the Stoker clan since the original 1931 movie starring Bela Lugosi. Lugosi’s appearance in Hamilton Deane’s and John Balderston’s stage production of the story on Broadway in New York, fifteen years after Bram Stoker’s death in 1927, sparked the original novel’s bestselling popularity. It has never been out of print since.
The movie adaptation is already in the works, with Jan de Bont (Speed) producing. Filming is expected to begin before the book even hits shelves.