Adam Sandler just landed the lead voice role in Sony Pictures’ new animated pic Hotel Transylvania. Deadline reports that the Saturday Night Live alum will play Dracula in the upcoming 3D family comedy, set for a September 21, 2012 release.
Sandler has teamed up with Sony Pictures for over 23 feature films now. Most of the films have been the typical silly comedies Sandler loves to star in, with the most recent being Just Go With It which co-starred Jennifer Aniston, and last year’s Grown Ups.
Apparently, Sandler will play a “comedic Dracula for a new generation.” Hotel Transylvania will use animation to re-imagine Transylvania’s iconic and legendary monsters. Sandler joins an already impressive cast of voice talents, including Kevin James, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon.
Genndy Tartakovsky is set to direct. He’s done work on several popular TV cartoon series like The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter’s Laboratory. Sony Pictures Imageworks is doing the animation for the film. You may remember them as the creative talents behind the quirky animated comedies Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and Monster House.
Check out the plot summary below.
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.