We have been talking about Adam Sandler’s vamptastic animated comedy Hotel Transylvania for some time now, and at long last we have been given pictures of the upcoming flick! Sandler voices Dracula in this family film, opening September 28. Check out the pictures below!
“It’s refreshing to go back to the beginning of Dracula — and then have Adam Sandler put his spin on it,” says director Genndy Tartakovsky. “There will be no sparkling skin. But there are a lot of jokes.”
The jokes come from a huge list of fantastic actors and actresses, such as Selena Gomez (Mavis), Kevin James (Frankenstein), Fran Drescher (Frankenstein’s wife Eunice), David Spade (Griffin the Invisible Man), Steve Buscemi (Wayne the Werewolf), Molly Shannon (Wanda the Werewolf) and Cee Lo Green (Murray the Mummy).
The monsters all come together at Dracula’s beastie-friendly resort, Hotel Transylvania, for the coming-of-age birthday of his daughter Mavis, who is turning 118. In the vampire world, that signals the time to break out from the sanctuary.
“The motto of Hotel Transylvania is that it has been human-free since 1898,” says Tartakovsky. “This is a place that all his friends can come without being persecuted by humans. They are just trying to live their own lives.”
But all that changes when 21-year-old backpacker Johnny (Andy Samberg) discovers the hotel and falls for Mavis. Dracula disguises Johnny as just another partying monster, called Johnnystein, and then tries to sneak him out to avoid alarming the guests.
“They stumble upon a female skeleton taking a shower as they try to get out,” Tartakovsky says. “Dracula is really apologetic.”
Producer Michelle Murdocca says Sandler was attracted to the project as the father of daughters Sadie, 5, and Sunny, 3. “It’s a story of an undead dad who is overprotective, and Adam can relate to that. Even now, he’s right in the thick of it.”
It was also monstrous fun to see Sandler work with his comedian friends, says the director. Tartakovsky encouraged the stars to do their voice work together.
“I said we need that chemistry to show these monsters are a family,” Tartakovsky says. “When those guys were together in a room, it was just an explosion of energy.”
This movie already sounds hilarious! I love cartoons, and this one gets bonus points for having vampires in it. I can’t wait!
What do you think of Hotel Transylvania so far?