Mel Brooks Voicing Dracula's Father in 'Hotel Transylvania 2'
"He’s been around for eons, and he’s a pretty crabby guy. Basically, he reminds me of me”
Comic legend Mel Brooks has joined the voice cast of the Sony's animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2.
Brooks will voice the role of Vlad, the ancient, undead and grumpy father to the Adam Sandler-voiced Dracula.
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The follow-up to the 2012 hit involves Vlad arriving at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together.
The Emmy-, Grammy-, Oscar- and Tony-winning Brooks takes on the role 40 years after helming Young Frankenstein, saying of his new role, "I’m having a wonderful time with the character Vlad. He’s been around for eons, and he’s a pretty crabby guy. Basically, he reminds me of me.”
Internationally, Sony will use regional stars to voice the non-English versions of the film.
Hotel Transylvania 2 is set to hit theaters on Sept. 25, 2015. Sandler is executive producing the Robert Smigel-written film alongside Allen Covert and Ben Waisbren. Genndy Tartakovsky is returning as director of the sequel and Michelle Murdocca is producing.
Hotel Transylvania grossed $358.4 million worldwide.