Karyn Kusama To Direct New ‘Dracula’ Film For Blumhouse

Every day seems to bring a new idea for a Universal horror flick, and now we have word of another classic monster movie from Blumhouse. According to THR, Blumhouse will followup their hit The Invisible Man with a new take on lord of vampires, Dracula, and it’ll come from Destroyer and The Invitation director Karyn Kusama.

Kusama will direct a new, contemporary Dracula movie, reuniting with The Invitation screenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay. Blumhouse is set to produce, although it’s not officially set up at Universal yet and could end up elsewhere since Dracula is a public domain character. However, Jason Blum has a first-look exclusive deal with Universal and that’s likely where it’s headed.

Like The Invisible Man, this version of Dracula will be contemporary with modern themes. What that means for the king of all vampires we’ll just have to wait and see, but don’t expect the usual from Kusama. In the past she has made some interesting choices, directing the cult horror film Jennifer’s Body, Aeon Flux, the acclaimed indie Girlfight, and the aforementioned Destroyer and The Invitation. Maybe we’ll get a female version of Dracula?

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