Sony Pictures Animation has released its first full-length trailer for the upcoming CGI monster comedy, Hotel Transylvania.
The film is a sort of play on the recent trend of ‘normal girl falls in love with a monster’ type stories which have recently infected the zeitgeist. As a subversion of the trope, this story sees a normal guy who finds his way accidentally into a community of monsters, only to have the daughter of the infamous Dracula fall in love with him.
Expect many of the jokes to be parodies and plays on the urban fantasy series, Twilight, which has been one of the most popular fantasy franchises in decades, second only to Harry Potter, and which features a small-town girl who falls in love with a visiting vampire.
I’m not quite sure how I feel about Adam Sandler taking on Dracula here, but I suppose it’s a comedic piece, so it’s in his wheelhouse. I can’t say that the trailer has me entirely impressed, though.
In addition to the theatrical trailer, we have this official synopsis:
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here’s a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
Hotel Transylvania hits theaters September 28th, 2012.