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This film was intended to be the start of a reboot of Universal Studio's "Monsters Universe" that was popular back in the 1930s and 1940s with films like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, and The Wolf Man. It was later revealed Dracula Untold would not be part of the reboot series.
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The name "Ingeras" (Dracula's son) means "little angel" in Romanian.
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Real life Vlad Tepes was a prince of Wallachia (Tara Romaneasca). He reigned for two months as a puppet of the Turks in 1448, then for six years from 1456 to 1462, then one last time in 1476 when he was killed after two months.
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Charles Dance passed the time in the makeup chair by sleeping through the application, and would be startled at the sight of himself in the mirror upon waking up.
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This was the first big budget solo Dracula film produced by Hollywood to be release theatrically since Dracula 2000 (2000) 14 years earlier.
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Sam Worthington was originally slated to star before being replaced by Luke Evans.
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Despite Vlad the Impaler being a Romanian prince, there's no Romanian spoken in the movie.
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Despite a fair amount of Turkish being spoken throughout the movie, none of the actors are Turkish or have Turkish language backgrounds. Therefore they have different accents even though their characters are native to the language, especially Dominic Cooper, whose accent is a dead give away, even when he is speaking English. His "r" sounds are more European than Turkish when Turkish people, even when speaking English, put a lot of stress on the "r"s, while Cooper almost always skips them.
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist, a list of the most liked unmade scripts of the year.
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In an early draft of the film, Charles Dance's Master Vampire was planned to be revealed as Roman Emperor Caligula. This was dropped with the intention of revealing it in a sequel if the film became part of the Universal "Dark Universe" shared universe.
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Filmed in Belfast on Castlereagh Road. The studio there is currently for sale.
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The term "O.K." Is used by Dracula although it's first known use wasn't until around 1830.
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The movie was originally Titled Dracula Year Zero when Sam Worthington was attached to star.
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Samantha Barks was cast as Baba Yaga and Charlie Cox was cast in an undisclosed role but both of their roles were cut from the final film.
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Charles Dance, Art Parkinson and Paul Kaye all appeared in Game of Thrones (2011). Dance and Parkinson have not appeared in any scenes together though.
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Abbie Cornish turned down the lead female role.
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Both Charles Dance and Dominic Cooper have portrayed James Bond creator Ian Fleming.
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This is Gary Shore's first feature film.
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The location of the market at the end: front of the St Andrew Undershaft church, St Mary Axe street, London but there is no market there in real life.
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Both Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper starred together in Tamara Drewe (2010).
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In Last Action Hero (1993), Charles Dance's character mentions Dracula and in this film, he plays the main vampire who turns Dracula into a vampire.
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Sarah Gadon plays Vlad's wife in the film and the wife of Robert Pattinson's character in Cosmopolis (2012). Pattinson plays a vampire in the Twilight franchise.
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The rolling end credits list the Costume Designer as Ngila Dickson. She is an award winning Kiwi (New Zealander) who worked on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Body Count: 5687 (Vlad kills 5419).
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The name "Mina", portrayed by the girl in the last scene of the movie, actually comes from Wilhelmina Harker, the fiancèe of Johnathan Harker, both being main characters in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
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The lines that Vlad quotes at the end ("Why think separately of this life and the next when one is born from the last?") are from the poem Look at Love by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, a 13th century holy man and mystic.
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This movie was in production before Universal decided to build a cinematic universe. The producers caught wind of it just in time to independently add a present-day epilogue that Universal could use if they wanted to, but it was ultimately decided that Dracula Untold (2014) would not be the first entry in the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe.
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for other films: Both Dominic Cooper and Charles Dance appeared previously in vampire films. Dominic Cooper portrays Henry Sturges a vampire hunter, who turns out to be an actual vampire in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012). Charles Dance portrays Thomas, a vampire elder in Underworld Awakening (2012).
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This is the second time Charles Dance played a vampire. The first time was in Underworld Awakening (2012)
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Dominic Cooper has played a part in two vampire films which end with the main character/characters living in a modern day society, the other film is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012).
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