Nicolas Cage to Play Dracula in Universal’s Renfield Movie

Ought to he be known as Cageula or Nicferatu?


Earlier this yr, it was introduced that Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Film) could be directing a monster film for Common known as Renfield, about Depend Dracula’s henchmen R.M. Renfield, from the unique Bram Stoker novel. It was then later introduced that Nicholas Hoult (The Nice) could be enjoying the title character, and now, due to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, we all know who will likely be enjoying the well-known vampire, and it’s none aside from the one and solely Nicolas Cage.

Whether or not it’s Cage’s Oscar-nominated and successful performances in motion pictures like Adaptation and Leaving Las Vegas or his absolute dedication to enjoying campy characters in 90s motion flicks like Con Air, The Rock, and Face/Off, or his iconic plan to steal the Declaration of Independence in Nationwide Treasure, it appears Cage can do something and audiences will like it. Cage is even enjoying a fictionalized model of himself within the upcoming The Insufferable Weight of Large Expertise, so him enjoying Dracula should not be too stunning to his followers. Already this yr, Cage has given wildly completely different performances in movies as diverse as Prisoners of the Ghostland, Willy’s Wonderland, and Pig.

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The movie has been written by Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty) and relies on an authentic story define written by Robert Kirkman (The Strolling Lifeless). Renfield is alleged to be a monster film centered round Dracula’s henchman, who within the authentic 1897 novel was an inmate at an asylum who was considered delusional, however was truly a servant of the vampire. Additionally it is stated that this tackle the story is predicted to happen within the current day.


The precise plot of the movie is unknown and any casting past Hoult and Cage is presently beneath wraps, as is any anticipated launch date, so keep tuned to Collider for extra on this upcoming title.

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