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Mel Brooks to be Dracula’s dad in Hotel Transylvania 2

November 26th, 2014 by Marc Comments


While we actually kind of liked Hotel Transylvania, we never thought a sequel was coming… but it is and it’s added a comedy legend to the line-up.

The sequel will be in cinemas on September 25th next year and Clone Wars director Genndy Tartakovsky will return to helm it. But while that’s all very nice, it’s the addition of the great Mel Brooks that really grabbed our attention.

Brooks  is no stranger to comedy horror, having directed both 1974’s Young Frankenstein and 1995’s Dracula: Dead and Loving. Here he will voice the ancient vampire Vlad — father of Adam Sandler’s Dracula

The sequel plot reads as this: A family get-together in the follow-up feature brings Vlad to town — along with some secrets and drama — to visit the estranged son he hasn’t seen in years. He turns everybody’s life upside down, from Drac, Mavis and Jonathan to hotel regulars such as Frank (Kevin James), Wayne Werewolf (Steve Buscemi) and Murray the Mummy (Keegan-Michael Key).

So, while we were probably going to see this anyway, there’s certainly another reason to go now…

Source: USA Today


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….