The Prince of Darkness has been one of the vital iconic figures within the common creativeness for hundreds of years and shortly made the transition onto the Silver Screen. He dominated the golden age of the Hammer House of Horror films and is tailored for the age of particular results and post-modern ironies. Yet trendy cinema has struggled to deliver the Count to the massive display screen. From Gary Oldman to Luke Evans, nice actors and large budgets have did not do the story justice. The BBC’s current effort with Claes Bang launched a compelling main man however reasonably fell aside within the remaining episode. Can Cumberbatch change all that?
Dracula on display screen stays a part of the Universal group of anti-heroes, which additionally consists of Frankenstein, The Wolfman and The Invisible Man.,
The studio not too long ago tried to relaunch an prolonged universe, alongside the traces of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with main stars like Tom Cruise, Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp hooked up to main blockbusters.
Unfortunately, it opened with Evans’ underwhelming 2014 Dracula Untold, adopted by Cruise’s 2017 flop, The Mummy – and plans have been shortly shelved.
Now, a brand new leaner, lower-budget format is underway from manufacturing firm Blumhouse, began by The Invisble Man, which took a formidable $134million in February this 12 months, towards a tiny $7million funds.
A spin-off, The Invinsible Woman, helmed by Elisabeth Banks is already underway.
Blumhouse can be planning a brand new tackle Frankenstein and has entrusted Karyn Kusama with a “fairly faithful” reboot of Dracula.
There are additionally stories that Ryan Gosling shall be taking up The Wolfman.
So, the place does Cumberbatch match into all this?
If he have been to play Dracula, he would comply with earlier stars like Christopher Lee, Frank Langella and Richard Roxburgh who’ve all tackled each the vampire and Sherlock Holmes on display screen.
His involvement was first reported again in March however now a brand new and much more intriguing leak has emerged.
It is usually recommended that Cumberbatch will play Dracula, though he’s solely a peripheral character to the central drama. However, this woudldn’t make sense if there may be already a Dracula star established within the new shared universe.
The actor’s skills will surely even be a captivating match for the tortured titular character Renfield.
The British star can even quickly be very busy with the upcoming Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness, which is at present slated for a March 2022 launch.