July 06, 2011 02:51:10 GMT
The 'Bedtime Stories' actor will play Count Dracula and reunite with his 'Grown Ups' co-stars Kevin James and David Spade in the upcoming 3D family comedy.
Adam Sandler has been officially tapped to voice Prince of Darkness, Dracula, in Sony Pictures Animation's 3D film "Hotel Transylvania". Instead of bringing the horror like some familiar vampire-ridden movies, the funnyman will provide a different look at his bloodsucker role in this movie.
The "Just Go with It" actor will be an over-protective father of a teenage girl named Mavis. As one of his efforts to keep her daughter safe, he builds a "lavish, five-stake resort where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling humans" and "fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her [daughter's] adventurous spirit."
They live in safety and peace along with the other creatures like Frankenstein, the Mummy and werewolves. For the Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem. But, he can't take it when one ordinary guy named Jonathan voiced by Andy Samberg stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
"We're thrilled to be working with Adam to create a comedic Dracula for a new generation," said Sony Animation president of production Raimo-Kouyate. "We have a unique story about that iconic character, starring a phenomenal cast directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, that re-imagines Transylvania and its legendary monsters in the way that only animation can."
Adam is going to reunite with his "Grown Ups" co-star for the movie; Kevin James will voice the Frankenstein, and David Spade will be the voice of Quasimodo. The other cast members are Steve Buscemi and Moly Shannon as a pair of werewolves, Cee-Lo Green as a mummy, and Fran Drescher as the bride of Frankenstein. The movie is due September 21, 2012 in the United States.