First Look at Dracula Untold [WATCH VIDEO]

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 3 years ago
First Look at Dracula Untold [WATCH VIDEO]
Luke Evans at WonderCon 2011photo by: MuseLed

The origin of vampire mythology finally sets its claims in the silver screen as the first trailer of “Dracula Untold” was released on June 27, 2014. Read on to learn more about this scoop.

There have been many movies that tackled about vampires but so little depicted how and where it all began. The two-minute trailer of Universal Studios revealed Vlad Tepes, who is played by Luke Evans, in his powerful human form. Enraged with battle, he later on turns into a blood-sucking monster for the purpose of protecting his loved ones against a greedy Turkish conqueror played strong with the conceited demeanor of Dominic Cooper.

The trailer revealed the presence of Charles Dance, the actor who played the beloved Tywin Lannister in the popular TV show “Game of Thrones,” as the ancient vampire (a.k.a. the Devil) who helps Vlad in his transformation. He makes the deal by drinking from an antique cup filled with the liquid of the undead. After doing so, he later on develops a strong craving for blood, to which he reluctantly gives in to.

The movie is basically centered on the origin of Dracula, discussing the facts about vampire mythology. According to 3News, the story is based on the history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. He is the young prince who sacrificed his soul to save his family from the demonic-natured sultan which gave birth to the existence of the first vampire.

According to the history as explained by Latin Post, Vlad Tepes III was born during 1431 in Transylvania, Romania. He was the son of Vlad the II. It was during the Muslim invasion in the Christian regions of Europe that Vlad II was hailed as “Dracul,” which meant dragon, after he became part of the Christian military organization called Order of the Dragon. This elite legion basically had the firsthand support of the Holy Roman Emperor. On that note, Vlad III became “Dracula,” which meant little dragon, who served as the predecessor of his elite warrior of a father.

Vlad, who is played by Luke Evans, is known for his supporting roles in the 2013 blockbuster films “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”and “Fast & Furious 6.” It is produced by Michael de Luca (“American History X,” and “The Social Network”) and the first feature film to be directed by Gary Shore.

Supplemented with the unnerving soundtrack of Lorde’s rendition of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” darkness envelops the entire trailer of the film which greatly signifies the elements of war and gore. However, it also hints that Dracula is not entirely a blood-thirsty monster as he directly shows his struggle to abide with his morality alongside his overwhelmingly evil prowess.

A promise of an internal and external battle of good and bad, “Dracula Untold” is an eerie movie that all supernatural fans should really be excited for. It is set to hit the theaters on October 17, 2014.

That’s it for the “Dracula Untold” preview. Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly as we keep you posted about the latest updates in the entertainment industry.

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