Drac’s Pack is back, like you’ve never seen them before in the final chapter of the ‘Hotel Transylvania’ franchise.
Sony Animation has dropped the trailer for its newest installment of the extremely popular Hotel Transylvania franchise (1, 2, 3), Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania is set to release only in theatres on July 23rd. This will be the final chapter of the franchise, which currently is valued at $1.3 billion dollars. The latest horror comedy is co-directed by Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska.
Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania follows Dracula and his extended family, daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez), her human husband Johnny (Andy Samberg), and their son Dennis (Asher Blinkoff), as they deal with the consequences of “The Monsterfication Ray,” a mysterious invention which turns monsters into humans and Johnny into a monster. Time is against the former monster humans as they race around the globe to change back into monsters before these switches become permanent.
Gomez flourished as a voice actress with the growth of Mavis’ character over the three previous films. Having her in the film positively increases Latino representation in horror and animation, two massively popular genres for Latino audiences.
A notable change in the cast is Adam Sandler, who will not be reprising his role as Dracula. He is going to be replaced by animation voice actor Brian Hull.
Other notable actors who will be reprising their roles from the previous films, who also have backgrounds in horror films, include Steve Buscemi (Tales from the Darkside) and Keegan-Michael Key (The Predator). Peep the trailer after the jump.