Dracula is back. While he has been the source of numerous books, TV shows, movies and comics, Dracula was first the creation of Bram Stoker. The Carpathian nemesis returns is a new novel that will be the first Dracula project authorized by the Stoker estate since the 1931 film that starred Lugosi. The new book, Dracula: The Un-Dead, by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt, a Dracula historian, was acquired for United States publication by Dutton Books. It is scheduled for an October 2009.
Film rights for Dracula: The Un-Dead were also acquired by a group of producers that includes Jan de Bont, the director of Speed and Twister.