Adam Sandler is a fantastic actor and comedian, but when I think Dracula I sure don’t think of him. Yet he just landed a role as Dracula in an upcoming flick. Can you picture him as this smooth and deadly creature, drinking blood and seducing the ladies? No? Well don’t worry, it’s an animated film, which means he is only voicing Dracula. Now that I can picture.
Adam Sandler will voice the role of Dracula in “Hotel Transylvania,” a 3D family comedy set in a resort for monsters, Sony Pictures Animation announced.
“Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here’s a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.”
Also confirmed to join the cast: Kevin James will play Frank – also known as Frankenstein – with Fran Drescher voicing Eunice, his in-your-face, over-the-top, and larger-than-life Bride. David Spade plays Quasimodo, once the hunchback of Notre Dame and now a crazy, passionate gourmet chef always looking for his next piece de resistance. Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon will play Wayne and Wanda, a pair of married, harried werewolves, parents to an ever-increasing litter of pups, who are looking forward to their family vacation at the hotel. Cee Lo Green is also joining the cast as Murray, a boisterous Mummy, once entertainer to the great Pharaohs, now the life of the party, and always feeling the urge to let loose and sing. Finally, Andy Samberg will voice the role of Jonathan, a 21-year-old regular guy, carefree and full of life, whose world travels land him at the Hotel.
This film has a LOT of great actors in it, it’s sure to be a huge hit if Sony and these folks are behind it. I can’t wait!
The film will be directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, a star in the animation community, well-known for his work on Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, and Dexter’s Laboratory.
The movie has a release date of September 21, 2012.
Who here is excited about this film? I definitely am! I love cartoons and I love the actors they picked, particularly Fran Drescher. Love her! What do you guys think?