The Director of The Invisible Man’s recent horror flick showed interest in Dracula rebooting. Leigh Whannell may not have many directing loans for his name, but he has worked for several years in the genre of horror. Whannell is best known to co-create James Wan’s saw franchise and to write and act in the four sinister films. Whannell debuted in 2015 with Insidious: Chapter 3 and guided Upgrade in 2018.
Reboot Of The Dracula
While there was a new interest in rebooting classic horror films, Dracula has been a challenge for one character filmmaker. Bram Stoker wrote the original Dracula novel in 1897. F. W. Murnau adapted the story with Nosferatu in 1922, before Universal Studios succeeded in their Bela Lugosi movie in 1931.
While Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Dracula, Nosferatu, and Francis Ford Coppola are among the highlights of the Dracula series, there were several less than successful ones. The two new examples would be Dracula Untold, which was supposed to kick-start the classic monster reboot from Universal’s studios and Claes Bang’s deceiving Dracula series from BBC. None of these Dracula stories left a lasting impression on viewers, but Whannell has an idea of how Dracula can be rebooted.
Horror Films And Horror Stories
Over the years, Universal’s iconic monster films have been rebooting with various achievements. Two years on from the disastrous The Mummy: the Dragon Emperor’s Tomb, Universal attempted to revive The Wolfman with Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt in their first two Mummy films with Brendan Fraser.
The Wolfman did not get along with audiences or criticism, so Universal could not recover its $150,000,000 budget. Universal tried again to bank off The Mummy before the Invisible Man entered theatres.
Although Universal is expected to have plans for more classic monster films, The Invisible Man might take a modern approach to the genre. The Invisible Man has received stellar reviews, and Whannell has an opportunity to work again on more monster films for Universal Studios. Whannell starts establishing himself as a director and could very well make his vision possible with a clear plan for rebooting Dracula.