I loved the first Hotel Transylvania film way too much. It was a cursed production however, with Sony going through numerous directors before Genddy Tartakovsky finally took control of the project, injecting his signature style and humour into the only film in existence where the combination of Kevin James, David Spade and Adam Sandler was welcome. It also did damn good numbers at the box office, with a sequel greenlit quicker than a spell to raise the undead. Here’s the first teaser for the flick:
The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!
Baby-tossing: Popular with vampires since the 1600s. It’s already looking like a fun sequel, with all the visual charm in place. Besides the cast of Sandler, James, Spade, Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg, Hotel Transylvania 2 will also feature the voices of Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon,Keegan-Michael Key, and Mel Brooks.It’ll be open for business on September 25.
Last Updated: March 13, 2015