Adam Sandler is about to become a count.
While horror purists might be, well, horrified by the news, Sony has announced that Mr. "Grown Ups" himself will be voicing none other than Count Dracula in the upcoming 3-D animated family comedy, "Hotel Transylvania."
In a "why didn't I think of that" plot description, Variety reports that "Hotel Transylvania" is "Dracula's lavish, five-stake resort where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling humans." Genius, right? Famed animator Genndy Tartakovsky ("Star Wars: Clone Wars," "Dexter's Laboratory") is directing so we're betting that there will be plenty for the real grown-ups as well.
Joining Sandler on the pic will be David Spade as Quasimodo (now a gourmet chef), Cee Lo Green as Murray the singing Mummy, Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon as a pair of married werewolves and Kevin James and Fran Drescher as Frank (guess who!) and his bride.
Adding to this who's who of ghouls will be Andy Samberg as Jonathan, a 21-year-old human who ends up at the hotel and becomes smitten with Dracula's teenage daughter, Mavis.
Animation geeks have long been a fan of four-time Emmy Award winner Tartakovsky from his days animating and directing "The Powerpuff Girls" and "2 Stupid Dogs," after which he created the Emmy-winning "Samurai Jack" (which is also rumored to be in development as a feature).
Sandler (well, his voice) hits theaters this Friday as Donald the Monkey in the Kevin James-starrer "Zookeeper" and recently finished work on Sony's "Jack and Jill" with Katie Holmes. He's currently shooting "I Hate You, Dad" with Susan Sarandon, James Caan, Leighton Meester and Andy Samberg.