10 Oct – The Film Censorship Board (LPF) of Malaysia will reportedly take action on "Dracula Untold" because the film is believed to contain elements that are against the Islamic religion.
After Umno Youth exco member Dr Fathul Bari Mat Jahya voiced out his concern regarding "Dracula Untold" to National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), FINAS had then directed the issue to LPF.
According to Berita Harian, chairman of LPF, Datuk Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said that the matter is currently undergoing discussion stages and further action can only be taken after the internal board members have formed an agreement.
"The internal board members of LPF are still deciding on the appropriate action to be imposed on the film, we have still not decided to pull the film from screening in cinemas," said the Chairman.
Since its release on 2 October 2014, moviegoers have pointed out that there is a scene in "Dracula Untold" that shows Allah written in Arabic on a paper agreement between the Turkish Sultan and the Prince of Transylvania.
Furthermore, the film was also criticised because the Turkish Sultan, Sultan Mehmed II is portrayed as a cruel and evil Muslim lord who enslaved children for his army.
"Dracula Untold" tells the story of Vlad III Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler, on his battle against the Turkish army in order to protect his family and kingdom and also how he became the vampire, Dracula.
"Dracula Untold" is currently showing in cinemas.