Latest ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Bumped Back To January

The upcoming Hotel Transylvania entry and Amazon Prime Video had a big “oops” moment this past week.

Hotel TransylvaniaTransformania had been slated for an Oct. 1 debut on the streamer–after being bought by Amazon Prime and skipping a theatrical release–but that date came and went…with no news of what happened.

And then, a couple of days ago, as reported by movieweb.com, Sony Pictures Animation took to Twitter with a change in plans–see the tweet below–and announced the animated horror/comedy would hit Amazon Prime Jan. 14, 2022.

This fourth–and reportedly final–installment in the successful franchise will “reunite your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac (Brian Hull) with his most terrifying task yet,” according to the official synopsis.

It seems that Drac and his monstrous buddies have been changed into humans–and Johnny (Andy Samberg) has become a monster. In their new bodies, “Drac, stripped of his powers, and Johnny (loving life as a monster) team up and race across the globe to find a cure.” With help from Mavis (Selena Gomez) and the Drac Pack, “the heat is on to find a way to switch back before their transformations become permanent.”

The movie also features the voices of Kathryn Hahn (Ericka), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Molly Shannon (Wanda), David Spade (Griffin, the Invisible Man), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray), Fran Drescher (Eunice), Brad Abrell (Frank) and Asher Blinkoff (Wesley, the Wolf Pup).

The film–directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon from a screenplay by Genndy Tartakovsky–looks to complete the lucrative franchise created by Todd Durham. The first three entries have earned $1.3 billion worldwide on a combined budget of $245 million.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Hotel TransylvaniaTransformania.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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