Sony Pictures Animation has cast Mel Brooks to voice Dracula’s father Vlad in “Hotel Transylvania 2.”

Adam Sandler will again lend his voice to Dracula. The sequel, slated for a Sept. 25 release, is being directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, produced by Michelle Murdocca, executive-produced by Sandler, Allen Covert, and Ben Waisbren, and written by Robert Smigel.

Brooks said of his character, “He’s been around for eons and he’s a pretty crabby guy. Basically, he reminds me of me.”

Sony Pictures Releasing International has also signed regional Vlads for non-English language versions, including France’s Michel Galabru; Japan’s Junji Inagawa, Holland’s Bram van der Vlugt; and Belgium’s Jacques Vermeire.