Sony Pictures Animation has cast Adam Sandler in a new 3D CG animated family comedy called Hotel Transylvainia. The movie is set to be directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, who has worked on animated TV shows such as Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, and Dexter's Laboratory. He also came up with and storyboarded the final action sequence for Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2. Tartakovsky is very well known in the animation community, and I think he will do a great job bringing this story to life.
Here's a description of the film's story:
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.
It's also been announced that "Kevin James will play Frank – also known as Frankenstein, Fran Drescher voicing Eunice, his in-your-face, over-the-top, and larger-than-life Bride. David Spade plays Quasimodo, once the hunchback of Notre Dame and now a crazy, passionate gourmet chef always looking for his next piece de resistance. Steve Buscemi and Molly 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 Green is also joining the cast as Murray, a boisterous Mummy, once entertainer to the great Pharaohs, now the life of the party, and always feeling the urge to let loose and sing. Finally, Andy Samberg will voice the role of Jonathan, a 21-year-old regular guy, carefree and full of life, whose world travels land him at the Hotel."
President of Sony Animation production, Michelle Raimo-Kouyate had this to say in a statement,
We're thrilled to be working with Adam to create a comedic Dracula for a new generation. 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.
Tartakovsky is solidly talented, and the film has got one hell of a great voice cast that is hard to argue with. I think this could end up being a pretty cool animated feature. What do you all think?
The film will be released on September 21th 2012.