Adam Sandler and Friends Heading for “Hotel Transylvania”

Adam Sandler, Sony Pictures' human ATM, has re-upped with the studio to make an animated monster comedy that will co-star a bunch of his usual suspects, as well as a few surprises.

Sandler will play Dracula, father of a teenage girl, who opens an inn as a safe haven for his daughter and his friends. The cast includes the likes of Steve Buscemi, Fran Drescher, Cee Lo Green, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Molly Shannon, and David Spade.

Here's the official synopsis:

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Sandler) 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.

"We're thrilled to be working with Adam to create a comedic Dracula for a new generation," said Sony Pictures Animation's president of production Michelle Raimo-Kouyate in the press reelase announcing the poject. "We have a unique story about that iconic character, starring a phenomenal cast directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, that re-imagines Transylvania and its legendary monsters in the way that only animation can."

"Hotel Transylvania" is slated to open Sept. 21, 2012, just in time to kick off the awards season

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