Drac and the pack are back in the final ‘Hotel T’ franchise chapter; Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg reprise their roles as Mavis and Johnny in Sony Pictures Animation’s animated comedy coming to theatres October 1.
Monsters unite! Or at least, talk amongst yourselves! The all-new 3DCG animated Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the final chapter in Sony Pictures Animation’s $1.3 billion Hotel T franchise, will hit theaters this coming October 1. And we’ve got a new trailer and first look images to scare everyone silly… or something like that.
In the film, Drac faces his most terrifying task yet when Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the “Monsterfication Ray,” goes haywire; Drac and pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny gets his kind-of wish… and becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.
Franchise creator Genndy Tartakovsky returns as screenwriter and executive producer. Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon direct; the film is executive produced by Michelle Murdocca and Selena Gomez, and produced by Alice Dewey Goldstone.
Gomez also reprises her role as Drac's daughter, Mavis, alongside Andy Samberg, returning as Johnny. The film also features Kathryn Hahn; Keegan-Michael Key; Steve Buscemi; David Spade; Brian Hull; Asher Blinkoff; Brad Abrell; Fran Drescher; Jim Gaffigan; and Molly Shannon.
Describing the film’s returning all-star cast, Kluska previously told AWN, “Honestly, it's an embarrassment of riches. The cast is amazing. From seasoned actors to these amazing comedians, it’s been absolutely crazy. And the fact that we're taking these characters to a really weird place… they've been so much fun to work with.”
“During recording sessions, for example, you give a punchline to David Spade [the Invisible Man] and he just goes to town with it,” Drymon added. “A lot of the Invisible Man’s lines in the movie were David Spade ad-libs, just kind of off the cuff stuff we wound up loving and then bringing into the movie. So, you know, we're just lucky to have people of that caliber who can just be funny off the top of their head. Luckily, you're recording it and can grab it and get a joke for free.”
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is coming exclusively to movie theaters on October 1.
Source: Sony Pictures Animation