Dracula Untold is the 2014 dark fantasy action reboot of the Dracula film series. Gary Shore is the director of this Dracula-based film. This film marked Shore’s directorial debut. Instead of following the story of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, it followed the origins of Dracula. In this adaptation, Dracula is Vlad III’s monster alter ego “the Impaler”. The film stars Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson, and Charles Dance in the lead roles. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless co-wrote the screenplay. Ramin Djawadi composed music while John Schwartzman handled cinematography. Richard Pearson is the editor. Michael De Luca produced the film for Michael De Luca Productions, in collaboration with Legendary Pictures. Released on October 10, 2014, the film received mixed reviews but did well at the box office.
Luke Evans starred in the lead role, playing Vlad III “the Impaler” Dracula. Dominic Cooper plays Sultan Mehmed II. Sarah Gadon Vlad’s wife, Mirena, and later his current reincarnation, Mina Murrey. Art Parkinson plays Îngeras, the son of Vlad and Mirena. Charles Dance plays the Vampire Master, who turns Vlad into a vampire too. William Houston plays Vlad’s advisor, Cazan. Diarmaid Murtagh plays one of Vlad’s men, Dumitru. Noah Huntley plays one of Vlad’s men, Captain Petru. Paul Kaye plays a monk named Brother Lucian. Zach McGowan plays Shkelgim, who is a mysterious Romani. Ferdinand Kingsley played one of Mehmed’s generals, Hamza Bey. Joseph Long played one of Mehmed’s other generals, Turahanoglu Ömer Bey. Thor Kristjansson plays the Ottoman Army assassin, Bright Eyes.
What is the film about? Plot Summary
This film follows the war hero and prince of Transylvania, Vlad Draculea. He was known as Vlad III “the Impaler” because he used to slaughter enemies by stabbing them. However, he had abandoned those brutal ways of his past and ruled a kingdom of peace. When the Ottoman contingent arrived at the castle, Vlad offered them the usual tribute. However, when they demanded that their 1000 boys be trained as Janissaries, Vlad refused. Hoping that Sultan Mehmed II would take pity on him, Vlad offered himself up instead. But the Sultan refused the offer, demanding his son as an extra. As the inevitable war approaches, Vlad goes to Broken Tooth Mountain. There he seeks help from a vampire he meets at the beginning of the film. The vampire informed him of the consequences before giving him some of his blood. Vlad accepts the offer and turns into a vampire who gains supernatural abilities as well.
After gaining the ability to transform himself into a bat cloud, he returned to his palace. When the Ottoman army arrived, he defeated the people with ease. However, it turned out that the soldiers were fake, and before long several enemies infiltrated the castle. Trying to save his son from being kidnapped, Mirean fell over the edge of the wall. Dying, she asked Vlad to drink her blood to lift the curse, which she did reluctantly. Gaining even more power, he also released the cave vampire from his curse. Vlad also gains a new ability to collect storms. Turning the survivors who were badly injured in the monastery into vampires, Vlad went to Mehmed. Hidden behind a storm, Vlad and his men easily kill Mehmed’s men. After that, Vlad also killed Mehmed and sent his son away.
Dracula Untold Ending Explained
The end of Dracula Untold saw Vlad send Îngeras away before his men could devour him. He then removed the clouds to let the sun burn his people and him. However, this is not the time for Vlad to leave. A man, who previously wanted to serve her and observe her nature, saved her from the sun. Dragging him out of the light, he lets him take a sip of his blood, restoring Vlad’s life. After Vlad’s alleged death, Îngeras became the newly crowned prince of Wallachia. We then moved to London at this time. Vlad is now known as Dracula. He meets a woman named Mina, who has the same appearance as Mirena. As they left, Lord Vampire watched from afar.
The Dracula Untold ending shows that Vlad survived and remained a vampire. He, along with the vampire master who turned him into a vampire as well, flourished in secret in the modern world. Vlad meets Mina Murrey, a blonde woman who looks like his wife, Mirena. He also likes poetry that Mirena loves, making it very clear that she is his reincarnation. Meanwhile, the Vampire Master was lurking and observing from afar, saying, “Let’s start the game”. This implies that he is aware of Vlad’s survival and existence. Most likely it was a nod to the monster universe that would become something. The Vampire Master could have played a role similar to that of Dr. Jackal of Russell Crowe. But we all know how the monster movie cinematic universe turned out to be. We might meet him again if Universal tries to restore the Dark Universe.
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