For some reason there is a desire in Hollywood to “explain” why bad people become who they are. We are no longer allowed to just despise characters in stories, we have to have empathy for them. This is the latest in the trend, coming shortly after Maleficent; welcome to Dracula Untold.
Ever since Salem Lot we’ve hated vampires, but no longer. So Dracula Untold lets us actually feel sorry for the character that has spent their existence haunting our nightmares.
On the plus side, it does look pretty epic.
The full official trailer is here, let it wet your imagination.