Dracula Untold: Art Department
Gary Shore’s Dracula Untold isn’t your typical vampire story. There was a determination to do something different right from the start – beginning in a pre-production office coated in a what-not-to-do wallpaper of every vampire from every movie, ever. Shore was keen to avoid the well-trodden gothic vampire story and instead ground this iteration in the history of the man Bram Stoker took as inspiration for Dracula. That historical backdrop meant a new challenge for Framestore: armies fighting huge battles, and some beautiful scenery and towering castles for them to be staged in. The Art Department was involved from conception stage onwards, providing inspiration for characters, animations and the many intricate environments used in the final film.