Watch: 2 New Clips From ‘Dracula Untold’ Starring Luke Evans & Sarah Gadon

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With super hero films on the rise, every studio is scrambling to see what genre-ready brands they can leverage in a similar way. Universal Pictures doesn't have the rights to DC or Marvel comic properties (it appears that Namor is not quite theirs either), so what does the studio own? The classic monster movies of the '30s and '40s, including Dracula, the Wolfman, The Mummy, were all released under Universal's imprimatur. So of course there’s a plan to to connect them all together in one cinematic universe a la Marvel (because no one in that town has any original ideas anymore and even Dan Aykroyd wants to do the same thing with “Ghostbusters”). Alex Kurtzman ("Star Trek," the “Amazing Spider-Man” series) and Chris Morgan ("Fast Five") have already been tapped to write, produce and get the Universal Monsters cinematic universe up and running.But where does that leave “Dracula Untold,” an origin story that Universal is releasing later this year?

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alycakes2513d ago

I think I'll go see this and compare it to all the other Dracula stories told. It just fascinates me when they make shows or movies about Dracula and all of them vary.