Varèse Sarabande Records has announced the upcoming CD release of DRACULA 2000 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Academy Award®-nominated Marco Beltrami. The limited-edition soundtrack will be released on July 24, as a standalone record for the first time ever—with only 1,000 copies available.
DRACULA 2000 made its official CD debut in Varèse Sarabande’s sold-out 2016 box set, “Little Box of Horrors.” The album was mastered by James Nelson from sources provided by Marco Beltrami. The CD booklet includes extensive liner notes by film music journalist Daniel Schweiger. Marco Beltrami has received Academy Award®-nominations for his iconic scores to 3:10 to Yuma and The Hurt Locker. He has also lent his voice to such hit films as Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, I, Robot, and the Scream series.
In this loose reinvention of the classic Bram Stoker novel, the Count (Gerard Butler) is transplanted to the present day, after a brief prologue where Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer) captures Dracula and conceals him in Carfax Abbey, where he remains for many years. In the future, Carfax Abbey is contained within an office building where Van Helsing’s been using Dracula’s blood to stay alive in order to guard the evil secret.
After a band of thieves, led by the malevolent Marcus (Omar Epps), attempts to seize Dracula’s remains, the Count escapes to New Orleans, where Mary Van Helsing (Justine Waddell) currently resides. Mary is eventually persuaded to fight Dracula with the aid of a reluctant Simon (Jonny Lee Miller), one of Van Helsing’s employees, all while trying to escape the newly made vampires of Marcus’ gang and a zealous TV reporter (Jeri Ryan).
DRACULA 2000 stars Gerard Butler (Greenland, Angel Has Fallen), Christopher Plummer (Knives Out, The Sound of Music), Omar Epps (Fatal Affair, Trick), Justine Waddell (“Great Expectations”, Chaos), Jonny Lee Miller (“Elementary”, Trainspotting), and Jeri Ryan (“Star Trek: Picard”, “Body of Proof”).
The film also features Lochlyn Munro (The Predator, “Riverdale”), Jennifer Esposito (Crash, “Mistresses”), Vitamin C (Scary Movie 2, Along The Way), and Danny Masterson (“That 70’s Show”, “The Ranch”) in supporting roles.
With the announcement of this exciting upcoming release, pre-order is available now on varesesarabande.com.