Director stakes out animated 'Transylvania' film

“Open Season” helmer Jill Culton has been tapped to direct Sony Pictures Animation’s “Hotel Transylvania.”

Story centers on Simon Van Helsing, the youngest in a long line of monster hunters. The last thing Van Helsing wants to do is fall in love with Dracula¹s Daughter, Mavis. Upon discovering that they are natural enemies, the doomed couple attempts to bring peace between monsters and humans. In the end, each family will have some new blood. Writers have not yet been set.

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” will be SPA’s next project, and “Hotel Transylvania” will follow.

Michelle Murdocca is producing, and Amy Jupiter co-producing.

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