Nicolas Cage to play Dracula alongside Nicolas Hoult as Renfield for the upcoming Universal Horror origin story, Renfield
In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Renfield was the crazy guy who loved to dine on live bugs and scream to the heavens about how he was going to become immortal. Of course, everyone thought he was crazy, mainly because he was dining and screaming from the four walls of a lunatic asylum. But Renfield was destined for much greater things. His crazy behaviour was the result of being magnetically and hypnotically mindf*cked by a certain Count from Transylvania, yup, Count Dracula…his “Maaaaasssster”.
Renfield is supposedly going to be set in the present day and the new universal monster film will be an origin story showing us the younger years of Renfield’s life.
The Tomorrow War and Lego Batman director, Chris McKay is attached to direct. Rick and Morty writer, Ryan Ridley is writing the screenplay.
Renfield looks to be the next attempt at Universal rebooting the Monster Universe. Things didn’t go according to plan with The Mummy reboot. Even if they had Mr Tom Cruise in the lead. At the end of the day, you know it, and I know it. The reason The Mummy really flopped was because of the unforgivable lack of Brendan Fraser. Get Mr Fraser back, and get the fans back! It’s that simple.
As a fan of Nic Cage, It will be great to see him in the role of Count Dracula. Judging by the writer though, it looks like all seriousness will be out the window. I reckon we will get something more along the lines of Dracula: Dead & Loving it rather than Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Either way, I will look forward to hearing more about the production.
This is the first time Cage will be playing a vampire (I may be wrong) since the 1988 horror-comedy, Vampire’s Kiss.
UPDATED: We now have the official trailer to share with you all. We hope you enjoy it. It was definitely different from what I was thinking. it still looks super fun though and I think Cage will make a good satirical Dracula
More news to follow as it’s announced. As always thanks for reading.
Article by GG