The first Hotel Transylvania film showed that the most frightening monsters in cinema and literature can be human. Raising a family isn’t easy, especially when there are rebellious teenagers driving you mad.
Hotel Transylvania 2 is a continuation of the first film, and in the first trailer we get to see Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) acting like a momma bird by teaching his grandson how to fly by tossing him off a tower in hopes that instinct will kick in and he’ll transform into a bat despite being half human. Of course if you are a fan of the first film, you probably know how this will all end up. Watch the first trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2 after the jump.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!
Other returning cast members include Andy Samberg as Johnny, the human who falls in love with Dracula’s daughter Mavis; Selena Gomez as Mavis, Dracula’s daughter, Kevin James as Frank, a childish play on Frankenstein; Fran Drescher as Frankenstein’s wife, Steve Buscemi as Wayne, a skittish Werewolf, Molly Shannon as Wanda, Wayne’s wife; and David Spade as Griffin, the Invisible Man. They will be joined by Keegan-Michael Key who replaces Cee Lo Green as Murray the Mummy, and Mel Brooks as Vlad, Dracula’s father.
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, Hotel Transylvania 2 opens September 15, 2015.