Sony Animation Preps Sequel to Hit ‘Hotel Transylvania’

Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez lent their voices to the first "Hotel Transylvania"

Sony Pictures Animation will make a sequel to “Hotel Transylania,” one of the year's surprise hits, a spokesman for the studio told TheWrap.

Tentatively titled “Hotel Transylvania 2,” the film is set for a 2015 release. There is no director attached at the moment.  Genndy Tartakovsky, who directed the first one, will be helming Sony Pictures Animation’s “Popeye.”

“Hotel Transylvania” opened to $42.5 million at the domestic box office and $50.6 worldwide, setting a new record for a September opening. It has grossed more than $250 million at the global box office so far.

Adam Sandler voiced the character of Dracula, who owns the titular five-star resort designed as a place for monsters to relax away from humans. Other monsters such as Murray the Mummy (Cee Lo Green), Frankenstein’s Monster (Kevin James) and Griffin the Invisible Man (David Spade) descend upon the hotel for the 118th birthday of Dracula’s daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez).