News Dracula: MINI-SERIES ANNOUNCED

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    Your thoughts on this mini-series.....

    A new event series adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel classic “Dracula” .



     
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    “Sherlock” Team Plan New “Dracula” Mini-Series


    “Sherlock” creators and “Doctor Who” producers Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss are re-teaming for a new event series adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel classic “Dracula” for BBC One in the UK and Netflix worldwide.

    The one-off will consist of three feature-length episodes. Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore commissioned the series, which is written and created by Moffat and Gatiss who released a statement saying: “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”

    Countless adaptations of the work have hit the big and small screen over the years. In the last five years alone Jonathan Rhys-Meyers played the role in NBC’s short-lived series “Dracula,” Christian Camargo took on the part in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” Graham McTavish voiced the character in Netflix’s “Castlevania” animated series, and Luke Evans played a spin on him in the big-budget feature “Dracula Untold”.
     
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    Shotgun.

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    I hate myself, but I will watch this.
     
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    I'm just imagining what the writing process is like.

    "What if, instead of them killing Lucy, they are able to bring her back to being human?"

    "Steven, are you daft? Her death is a catalyst of sorts, which shows the horror that Dracula has brought to England, and reinforces their efforts to destroy him in the end!"

    "Ah, yes...let me bounce something off ya, Mark...what if...we don't kill Dracula in the end, eh? What if...they find a cure, like a crack in the wall, or..."

    "Fuck off, mate! I knew I should have written this with Stephen King! At least he knows how to kill someone off without getting all weepy over it!"
     
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    Claes Bang Is “Dracula” For “Sherlock” Team


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    Claes Bang (“The Square,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” “Borgen”) is set to star in the title role in a new three-part “Dracula” mini-series for Netflix and BBC and hailing from “Sherlock” creators Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Hartswood Films.

    Inspired by Bram Stroker’s classic novel, the three 90-minute episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula in 1897 Transylvania where the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victoria London. Moffat and Gatiss penned and executive produce the series and filming begins next year.

    Bang said in a statement: “I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Dracula, especially when the script is in the hands of the incredible talents of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and the team responsible for Sherlock. I’m so excited that I get to dig into this iconic and super-interesting character. Yes, he’s evil, but there’s also so much more to him, he’s charismatic, intelligent, witty and sexy. I realize that there’s a lot to live up to with all the amazing people that have played him over the years, but I feel so privileged, to be taking on this incredible character.”

    Moffat, who served as showrunner on “Doctor Who” until recently, previously did a six-part contemporary take on “Jekyll and Hyde” called “Jekyll”.
     
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    Claes Bang — IndieWire Awards Spotlight



     
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    Has no one actually read the novel? Dracula wasn't sexy!
     
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    I remember a fan of the novel reacting badly to the romantically doomed Oldman Dracula in a documentary. Yes, they really need to go back to the source and get it right for once. As it stands this looks like another pointless, inaccurate retelling.

    Have to say the BBC Louis Jordan one was probably my favourite in terms of adapting the novel......


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    and Max Shreck in terms of making Dracula/Orlok himself one scary mo-fo!


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    And his cousin - twice removed - Reggie Nalder, didn't do me any favours either........



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    You just know that he is going to modestly end up agreeing to do the juicy plum role of Renfield.

    Oi! Gattis! No! Give some other up and coming actor a chance, ffs!!!

    Stick to screwing up Dracula's character in the script.
     
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