Dracula Untold: The First Poster is Kinda Like Batman Begins

Universal Studios has unveiled the first poster for Dracula Untold, the latest attempt to revitalize an iconic literary character by depicting their origin story in an unexpected way that explains everything we take for granted about the character. See also: Batman Begins and Hannibal Rising. But especially Batman Begins: this first poster for Dracula Untold evokes the marketing campaign of that Christopher Nolan film strongly, depicting the hero against the backdrop of their city, looking very serious, and surrounded by so many bats that their silhouettes form dark shadows that comprise much of the image.

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Dracula Untold, directed by Gary Shore and starring Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Dracula, opens on October 17, 2014, and is expected to be a jumping off point for a new franchise starring history’s most famous vampire. 

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William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline’s Film Channel and the host of The B-Movies Podcast and The Blue Movies Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.