‘Dracula’ will rise again for big screen remake, served up by modern day horror kingpin Jason Blum

Producer Jason Blum (left) will be producing a version of "Dracula," a character famously portrayed by Bela Lugosi (right).
Producer Jason Blum (left) will be producing a version of "Dracula," a character famously portrayed by Bela Lugosi (right).(Bettmann)

Dracula will rise from the dead — once again.

The legendary vampire film will get a new look, served up by the same producer behind the blockbuster revival of “The Invisible Man.”


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions will produce a modern thriller about the charismatic Count, based on the 1897 gothic novel written by Bram Stoker.

Karyn Kusama has been tapped to helm the project, written by her husband Phil Hay and his writing partner Matt Mafredi.

The trio have previously collaborated on the Nicole Kidman-frontlined 2018 crime thriller “Destroyer” and 2015’s horror thriller “The Invitation.”

The 51-year-old Brooklyn-born filmmaker’s credits also include the film “Jennifer’s Body” and premium cable’s “The Outsider” and “Billions.”

Blumhouse has gained notoriety for turning low-budget genre films into financial hits, producing hits like 2009’s spooky “Paranormal Activity” and Jordan Peele’s racially-charged, Academy Award winning “Get Out” in 2017.

A graduate of Vassar College, Blum worked for Bob and Harvey Weinstein as an executive at Miramax before becoming an independent producer for Paramount Pictures.

Considered a modern-day horror movie kingpin, he currently has a net worth of $50 million.

Since opening on Feb. 28, “The Invisible Man” hit number 1 and has grossed $98.3 million off of a $7 million production budget.

The last Dracula movie to hit theaters was “Dracula Untold” in 2014, with Luke Evans in the starring role. The Gary Shore-directed action film grossed more than $217 million globally.

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“Godfather” icon Francis Ford Coppola delivered a box office juggernaut with 1992’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula" starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves.

After he clawed his way to dominance in the Marvel Universe as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman starred as the titular vigilante monster hunter in 2004’s “Van Helsing."

More recently, the “Hotel Transylvania” computer animated franchise has grossed over $1.3 billion.