Nicolas Cage has made a name for himself over the last several years starring in unique oft kilter films like Mandy, Mom & Dad, Pig, Color Out of Space. But his upcoming role as Dracula in “Renfield” has us hyped.
X-Men star, Nicholas Holt, is starring as the titular character, Renfield the vampire count’s infamous acolyte and henchman, in the feature directed by Chris McKay, the helmer behind Amazon’s The Tomorrow War and The Lego Batman Movie.
The character of Renfield originated in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula as a patient in an asylum with an obsession for drinking blood, deluded into thinking he will find immortality. He bows at the feet of Dracula, who, in the very definition of toxic work environments and co-dependent relationships, feeds him insects and rats and dangles everlasting life in front of him.
It is unclear how Renfield takes on the dynamic as plot details are being kept in the coffin, but the project is described as a modern-day adventure story that is comedic in tone.
Ryan Ridley, known for Fox’s Ghosted and Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, penned the script based on an original story outline from Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead.
All I can say is one word: SOLD.