Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Nicolas Cage To Play Dracula In Universal's RENFIELD Movie

Nicolas Cage To Play Dracula In Universal's RENFIELD Movie

Nicolas Cage is set to star as Dracula in Universal Pictures' upcoming monster movie "Renfield". The film will be directed by Chris McKay ("The Tomorrow War") from a script by Ryan Ridley ("Rick and Morty") based on an original story outline from Robert Kirkman.

Nicholas Hoult will star as the titular character, Dracula's infamous acolyte and henchman, who in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel was an inmate at a lunatic asylum who was thought to be suffering from delusions that compelled him to eat live creatures in the hopes of obtaining immortality, until it was revealed that he was actually under the influence of the vampire count. An origin story, the upcoming film is expected to take place in the present day, but it's not clear how faithful it will be to the source material

The movie is part of the studio's attemt to revive their monster movie franchise through several low-cost projects like "The Invisible Man" starring Elisabeth Moss. Other projects in the works include "Invisible Woman" directed by Elizabeth Banks and "Wolfman" starring Ryan Gosling.

"Renfield" will be produced by Skybound Entertainment's film team, including Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst. McKay's producing partner Samantha Nisenboim will serve as an executive producer.

Cage will also be seen in Lionsgate's "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" in which he plays a fictionalized version of himself as a cash-strapped actor who also acts as a CIA informant in a drug sting.


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