Based on a pitch by Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, Universal Pictures is developing a movie called Renfield, focusing on Dracula’s zoophagous henchman. It was announced back in August that Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) would take on the title role, and we’re now hearing that his master, Count Dracula, will be played by none other than Nicolas Cage (Mandy)!
Another new addition to the cast is Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), though her role has yet to be announced. Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War) is directing the film, which was penned by Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty).
Plot details for Renfield are still under wraps, but the movie is believed to be set in the present day and to have a comedic tone. Given Cage’s deliriously over-the-top performance as a man who believed he was turning into a bloodsucker in Vampire’s Kiss, we can’t wait to see what he’ll do with the Count!
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)