A horror comedy about Dracula ‘s familiar , with Nicolas Cage as the vampire, born from an idea of Robert “ The Walking Dead ” Kirkman ?
Where should we sign? Universal Pictures must also have asked for it, which has now proudly posted a photo from the set of Renfield, the shooting of which has finally begun…
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Nicolas Cage, who said he’s goth in real life too (he has a raven as a pet) and who said he was inspired by James Wan ‘s Malignant for his version of Dracula, will undoubtedly be the film’s highlight. But the rest of the cast is just as interesting: we will see Nicholas Hoult in the role of the protagonist, and Awkwafina in an undisclosed role. Directed by Chris McKay ( The war of tomorrow ).
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. ”
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 .
Who is Renfield?
In Bram Stoker’s novel, RM Renfield is a psychiatric hospital patient who is believed to suffer from hallucinations, when in reality he is a servant of Dracula. No information has been released regarding Kirkman’s reading of the character. However, the film should be set in the present day, and contain a mix of humor and horror.