Opening Today: “Dracula Untold” (10/10/2014)

Fans of the Dracula mythos and that which be vampiric in nature might enjoy this new film that is opening today and gives us an origin story of sorts to the legendary vampire with “Dracula Untold”. This Horror Fantasy film will appear at a theater near you so check out the poster and let’s talk a little.

Posted - Dracula Untold - 2014

Plot:
The film tells the story of Transylvanian prince Vlad III Țepeș, whose period of peace is threatened by Sultan Mehmed II, who demands 1,000 of his principality’s boys, including Vlad’s own son, Ingeras, to join his army. In order to save his son, his wife Mirena and the kingdom he loves, Vlad journeys to Broken Tooth Mountain, where he encounters an ancient sorcerer, Caligula, and enters into a Faustian bargain—one that gives the prince the strength of 100 men, the speed of a falling star and enough power to destroy his enemies. However, he will be afflicted with an insatiable thirst to drink human blood. This ultimately leads him to embrace his destiny as the legendary vampire Dracula. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Cast:
Luke Evans as Vlad III Țepeș/Dracula
Sarah Gadon as Mirena
Dominic Cooper as Mehmed II
Samantha Barks as Baba Yaga
Art Parkinson as Ingeras
Charles Dance as Caligula
Charlie Cox
William Houston as Cazan
Ferdinand Kingsley as Hamza Bey
Noah Huntley as Captain Petru
Dilan Gwyn as Governess
Zach McGowan as Shkelgim
Ronan Vibert as Simion “The Wise”
Diarmaid Murtagh as Dimitru
Thor Kristjansson as Bright Eyes
Joseph Long as Ömer
Damien Kivlehan as Wounded extra #1

PiercingMetal Thoughts: The tagline for the film is that “every bloodline has a beginning” and it seems as though everything is getting an origin story movie or a prequel to the stuff that we know nowadays so why would the legend of Dracula be spared such a treatment. We’ve already got the “Aliens” prequel in “Prometheus” and a “King Kong” one is coming sometime in the near future so I guess it makes sense to add “Dracula” to the mix. The effects that we see in the trailer look interesting enough but I am not 100% sold on Vlad Tepes as a heroic figure. Remember he was known as Vlad The Impaler and he did some seriously nasty stuff to those that crossed him. Personally speaking I would like to see this film but think I will be waiting on it to run on HBO or Netflix since I will be too busy with Comic Con attendance and the deluge of coverage it brings to the PiercingMetal website. Generally speaking if I cannot see a film around its opening, I end up waiting for it to be released for the home. What about you readers? Does this one interest you at all?

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