Hotel Transylvania to get sequel

Adam Sandler expected to reprise his role as over-protective dad Dracula following surprise hit

It might still be playing at your local multiplex, but a sequel to surprise hit 'Hotel Transylvania' has already been announced.

'Hotel Transylvania 2' will be released on September 25, 2015, according to reports.

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Dracula... sequel to Sandler animation announced (Copyright: Sony Pictures Animation)

So far, 'Hotel Transylvania' has grossed Sony Pictures Animation $253 million (£158 million), the studio's biggest haul yet.

The sequel will not be directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, who has directed the first film – he is to move on to direct Sony's reboot of 'Popeye' instead, due for release in September, 2014.

Meanwhile, 'Transylvania' continues to do good box office business, with its star-studded cast.

Adam Sandler plays Dracula, who runs a hotel for supernatural creatures from the Invisible Man to Frankenstein's monster, but all is jeopardised when a human backpacker, Jonathan, turns up to stay.

It also stars Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Cee Lo Green, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi and Jon Lovitz.