Official sequel to Stoker’s book
Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt’s “Dracula the Undead,” a sequel to Bram Stoker’s classic tale first announced nearly a year ago, is ready to hit bookshelves on October 13. A full description of the 336-page novel is below along with a “trailer” that was conjured up to promote it.
While there’s been a lot of speculation regarding who had the movie rights to the property, Holt explains in this blog that there is nothing official to report. Two major studios are currently in negotiations and big news is coming within the month.
Synopsis: Dracula The Un-Dead is a bone-chilling sequel based on Bram Stoker’s own handwritten notes for characters and plot threads excised from the original edition. Written with the blessing and cooperation of Stoker family members, Dracula The Un-Dead begins in 1912, twenty-five years after Dracula “crumbled into dust.” Van Helsing’s protÃ©gÃ©, Dr. Jack Seward, is now a disgraced morphine addict obsessed with stamping out evil across Europe. Meanwhile, an unknowing Quincey Harker, the grown son of Jonathan and Mina, leaves law school for the London stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of “Dracula,” directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself.
The play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents’ terrible secrets, but before he can confront them he experiences evil in a way he had never imagined. One by one, the band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago is being hunted down. Could it be that Dracula somehow survived their attack and is seeking revenge? Or is their another force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula?
Source: Official Site