Universal’s New ‘Dracula’ Film Delayed…Slightly!

Universal Studios 100th anniversary logoThanks to Legendary Entertainment coming aboard Universal’s new Dracula film as a co-producer and financing partner, which can only enhance the film if you ask me, Universal has decided to delay the release of the film for a couple of months. The film was originally scheduled to be released on August 8th, 2014, but now it has been rescheduled to October 3rd, 2014.  To me, this makes much more sense giving the type of film it is, it should fare much better as an October release than a late summer one.  For more information, read on below!

According to Deadline, The origin pic Dracula: Year Zero had been set for an August 8, 2014 release but is now being shifted back to October 3, 2014, Universal Pictures said today. The news comes a day after it was learned the studio and new producer-financing partner Legendary Entertainment were in talks to have Thomas Tull’s company come aboard the genre pic — it would be the first project for Legendary at Uni since their wide-ranging tie-up was sealed in July. Luke Evans stars in the story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore is directing and Michael De Luca is producing. Delaying the release of the pic would make sense if Legendary was coming aboard, as it might need more time to put its stamp on the movie.

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Written by Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.