Dracula Movie eyes up Roe Valley

Bela Lugosi is one of many actors to bring Dracula to the silver screen.
Bela Lugosi is one of many actors to bring Dracula to the silver screen.

Limavady’s stunning Roe Valley Country Park is being scouted by a Hollywood studio as a location for a big-budget movie based on the famous Dracula story, the ‘Journal’ can exclusively reveal.

The multi-million-dollar feature film will be made by Universal Pictures and tell the story of the man who became Dracula, the vampire character created by author Bram Stoker.

It was announced earlier this year filming will start in August and last three months, with production based in Belfast and some filming in other locations across the North.

The ‘Journal’ understands several Roe Valley locations were looked at earlier this year by Universal, including Dungiven Priory.

However, the ‘Journal’ understands Universal also visited The Roe Valley Country Park in March and are in negotiations with the Department of Environment about filming in early August in the historic O’Cahan’s Rock area.