RENFIELD – NICOLAS CAGE AS DRACULA: “I’M GOTH AND I HAVE A HOUSE CROW”

Nicolas Cage prepares to sink his canines into what will likely be one of the tastiest roles of his career, that of Count Dracula in the horror comedy Renfield , centered on Bram Stoker ‘s vampire familiar . A role that for him was written in the stars for many reasons, not least the fact that, even in reality, Cage has a “goth” lifestyle. He told the Los Angeles Times himself , adding that he has a crow as a pet. Who takes it in bad words.

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The crow’s name is Hoogan and he lives in a geodesic dome at his Las Vegas home:

He started making fun of me… It’s comical, at least it is for me. When I leave the room he says “Bye” and then “A-” [probably “asshole”, ie “asshole”, ed]. Crows are very intelligent. And I like the way they look, the look a la Edgar Allan Poe. I like the goth element. I am a goth.

From an idea of ​​Robert Kirkman

Renfield is based on an original idea by Robert Kirkman , creator of The Walking Dead . The author described the film, during Kevin Smith ‘s Fatman Beyond podcast , as a story about “what a lousy job it is to be Dracula’s henchman, and” a hilarious and extremely violent comedy. ”

In the cast also Nicholas Hoult , in the role of the protagonist, and Awkwafina . Directs Chris McKay ( The War of Tomorrow ).

Ryan Ridley ( Community , Rick and Morty ) wrote the script. Samantha Nisenboim , McKay’s manufacturing partner, will executive produce the project. The film will be produced by the cinema section of Skybound Entertainment, Kirkman’s company. Producers will be Kirkman, David Alpert , Bryan Furst and Sean Furst .