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It’s almost Halloween, and that seems like the perfect time to make a Dracula movie (or at least imagine making one). Since so many Draculas have come before, I wanted a unique take for my source material.
Dracula the Unconquered is an indie comic by Chris Sims, Steve Downer, and Josh Krach that’s available on Comixology. It reimagines Dracula as a globetrotting adventurer, which actually works extremely well for the character. Dracula and his new friend Thalia encounter other vampires from literature as he attempts to re-establish his undead legacy.
Adam Driver as Dracula
Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) is one of the best actors working today. He’s maybe a little young for Dracula, but I think he can carry himself with the gravity of the ages, not to mention finding the right accent.
Lily Collins as Thalia
Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) is incredibly charming, and she’ll be a great contrast to Driver as Dracula’s new sidekick who’s understandably unsure about her role.
Ross Kemp as Francis Varney
Ross Kemp (Eastenders) not only has the perfect look for Varney, he’ll give a pitch-perfect performance as the grasping, desperate pretender to the title 'Lord of the Vampires.'
Dominic Monaghan as Renfield
Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Bite Club) has always been great at playing twitchy and nervous, plus he can be likable onscreen without seeming like someone you’d like in real life. That’s exactly what Renfield needs.
Michaela Coel as Mercy Fortune
Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) has tons of charisma and spirit, and will absolutely make an impression in a brief role as an airship captain.
Ana Ularu as Carmilla
Ana Ularu (Emerald City) has a distinctive beauty and Eastern European charm that will make her an excellent Carmilla.