The latest actor to cash in on the vampire craze? Why Adam Sandler of course! Because the Hollywood craze of vampires won’t be dying down anytime soon thanks to all those “Twilight” films and the awesome show that is “The Vampire Diaries” and a slew of other vampire related projects that are coming our way, Sandler is the latest actor to jump on the vamp bandwagon and will lend his voice as Dracula in the animated film “Hotel Transylvania” with a bunch of Hollywood funny guys (and gals) including Kevin James, Fran Drescher, David Spade, Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon. Singer Cee-lo Green and “SNL” alum Andy Samberg join the film.
Set to be released on September 21, 2012 by Columbia Pictures, the 3D animated film will be directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, a star in the animation community, well-known for his work on “Samurai Jack,” “Star Wars: Clone Wars,” and “Dexter’s Laboratory”. Most recently, Tartakovsky conceptualized and storyboarded the final action sequence for “Iron Man 2” and provided the prologue for the film “Priest”.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here’s a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
Kevin James will take on the role of Frankenstein, Drescher will voice James’ in-your-face, over-the-top, and larger-than-life bride Eunice, Spade as Quasimodo except this time around, he won’t be hiding it out in the belltower and will instead be known as a gourmet chef always looking for his next piece de resistance.
Buscemi and Shannon will play Wayne and Wanda, a pair of married, harried werewolves, parents to an ever-increasing litter of pups, who are looking forward to their family vacation at the hotel. Cee-lo will play a singing mummy who entertained the pharaohs and Samberg will play Jonathan, a 21-year-old regular guy, carefree and full of life, whose world travels land him at the Hotel.