Nicholas Hoult Will Star “Renfield” The Dracula Spin-Off Movie

Nicholas Hoult Will Star Renfield The Dracula Spin-Off Movie

Actor Nicholas Hoult will star in Renfield, the upcoming Dracula spin-off film produced by Universal Pictures. A story adapted by Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead and Invincible, will focus on the henchman of the iconic character of classic literature.

The actor is known for his role as Beast in the X-Men franchise has been cast to star in Universal Pictures’ new horror film. In an adaptation that will seek to further explore the history of the henchman of one of literature’s classic characters, from the production of his own solo film.

The first time the character appeared in Dracula stories was in the 1987 novel written by Bram Stoker. Since then, his presence has been noted a few times over time, such as in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film.

In the original novel, R.M. Renfield was an inmate in a mental institution who thought he was suffering from delusions and his need to feed on living things. Still, throughout the story, it is revealed that he is a servant of Dracula, who has promised to make him immortal as long as he serves him.

Renfield's character in the 1931 Dracula film
Renfield’s character in the 1931 Dracula film

As the production is still in development, some information has not been released, such as a release date and other actors that will be part of the cast. However, Ryan Ridley is expected to be in charge of the script, while Samantha Nisenboim will serve as executive producer on the project.

Renfield is part of a series of films being developed for Universal, such as Chloe Zhao’s Dracula and Ryan Gosling’s Werewolf.

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