Dario Argento has completed his first 3-D Italian horror film, Dracula 3D, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this past May. While the film isn’t a direct adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, it does retain some its elements. Dracula 3D also stars both known and up-and-coming actors such as Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula), Marta Gastini (Mina), Asia Argento (Lucy), Unax Ugalde (Harker), and Rutger Hauer (Van Helsing).
Fangoria recently reported that Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D will be officially shown in U.S. theaters some time next year. You can thank IFC Films for picking up the rights to the film under the IFC Midnight label, which is also responsible for the remakes of Maniac, Cronenberg’s Antiviral, and Jon Wright’s Grabbers.
More details on the U.S. release of Dracula 3D is expected to be announced shortly.
Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (2012) Story
The tale begins with Jonathan Harker, journeying by train and carriage from England to Count Dracula’s crumbling, remote castle situated in the Carpathian Mountains on the border of Transylvania. The purpose of his mission is to catalog Dracula’s massive library. At first enticed by Dracula’s gracious manner, Harker soon discovers that he has become a prisoner in the castle. He also begins to see disquieting facets of Dracula’s nocturnal life. One night, while searching for a way out of the castle, and against Dracula’s strict admonition not to venture outside his room at night, Harker falls under the spell of three wanton female vampires, the Brides of Dracula.