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Nicolas Cage will don fangs again as Dracula in Universal’s “RENFIELD” movie

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | News


Over 30 years after portraying a wannabe bloodsucker in VAMPIRE’S KISS (pictured), the actor will now be playing the real thing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicolas Cage has signed on to play Count Dracula in RENFIELD, Universal’s latest revision of its classic monster library. In this version, which (like Universal’s 2020 INVISIBLE MAN reboot) will likely take place in the present day, Dracula’s vermin-eating henchman is the central character, and the movie will be an origin story. Nicholas Hoult (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD) will play Renfield, and Chris McKay (THE TOMORROW WAR) will direct the film from a script by Ryan Ridley, based on an original story outline by THE WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).