It has to be said that since I discovered the magical creature that is Luke Evans only a few years ago while he was out acting everyone in The Raven, I've been eagerly awaiting a hunky and badass leading role for him. Thankfully, Dracula Untold is doing JUST that.
While most reviewers seem to be wetting their pants about the "Game of Thrones-y-ness" of the trailer, it has to be said that ancient/historical military epics like this have been done before, and just as beautifully without the help of "castle forged" steel.
But let's get to the trailer! What you know: Luke Evans is Vlad Tepes, the overlord of a country threatened by the vile Turks (Dominic Cooper from Captain America looks smashing in his golden armor) who want, among other awful things that Turks do in historical movies, to enslave the young sons of Wallachia into the Turkish army. As any good father and good ruler would do, Vlad will stop at nothing to protect his family and his people. Cue some amazing cinematography, and some of the most beautiful usage of bats as weapons that I've seen in the history of ever.
It's also worth mentioning that it's been 14 years since the last big budget ($100,000,000 for Dracula Untold) Dracula film was produced by Hollywood for theatrical release. The last one was Dracula 2000, and we all remember how that turned out for everyone.
Dracula Untold will be in theatres in October, and also stars Charles Dance (yes, Tywin Lannister from Game of Thrones) and Sarah Gadon.
What do YOU think of this trailer? Personally? I'm a little batty for it.