Filmmaker Jan de Bont plans to produce the first "officially sanctioned" sequel to Bram Stoker‘s original "Dracula" story, one that will catch up with all of the first tale’s surviving characters — two and a half decades down the road.
According to Fangoria (and Variety), "Jan De Bont’s Blue Tulip Productions has teamed with Atchity Entertainment on a new feature which represents the first officially sanctioned sequel to Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. Tentatively titled ‘The Un-Dead’, after the subtitle of Stoker’s original novel, the script was written by Ian Holt and is set 25 years after the book’s events. All the surviving protagonists—including Jonathan and Mina Harker and Professor Van Helsing—appear, along with Inspector Cotford, a character cut from the original manuscript, facing the bloodsucking Count once again. The Stoker family has officially recognized Holt’s screenplay—the first adaptation to receive such approval since the original 1931 Bela Lugosi-starring film."
de Bont is expected to hire a director instead of helming the project himself. Plus, he’ll soon be extra-busy working on "MEG."