"You don't build this kind of security without a gold mine to hide"
- Solina (Jennifer Esposito) justifying the plan to raid what turns out to be Dracula's tomb.
"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."
Variety - 01/01/2001
"...[The film] provides a couple of intriguing additions to the Dracula mythos....Waddell has an appealing screen presence..."
Hollywood Reporter - 12/26/2000
"...[Pau] does an outstanding job of turning Mardi Gras into a carnival of bloodlust..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/25/2000
"...DRACULA 2000 is at heart a solidly old-fashioned cloak-and-fangs vampire flick....This is a surprisingly impressive piece of work..."
A gang of high-tech thieves, led by Marcus (Omar Epps) and Solina (Jennifer Esposito), break into a vault buried deep in the heart of London hoping to find treasure. Instead, they succeed in reviving an ancient evil--the legendary Count Dracula himself (Gerard Butler), who terrorized England a century earlier until he was stopped by Dr. Abraham Van Helsing. Now, Dracula makes his way to modern New Orleans to track down Mary Heller (Justine Waddell), an innocent young woman haunted by dreams she doesn't understand. Matthew Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer), Dracula's current keeper, must track the Count down with the help of his assistant, Simon (Jonny Lee Miller), but they also have to deal with the vampire's new victims, who soon return from the dead, thirsty for blood. Can Dracula be stopped before he seduces Mary and begins a new reign of terror, or do secrets from his past hold the key to destroying him forever' DRACULA 2000 is an energetic vampire story featuring intense fight sequences and a unique re-imagining of the Dracula legend.
Theatrical Release |
Theatrical release: December 22, 2000.
Filmed on location in Toronto, Canada, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Actress Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick is better known as pop singer Vitamin C.
Director Patrick Lussier is best known for having edited all three of Wes Craven's SCREAM films.
The role of Dracula was not cast until two days before filming was to begin. Actor Gerard Butler's role previous to this film was as Attila the Hun in a TV miniseries.