In recent news we published an article about Nick Cage acting as Dracula in his upcoming film Renfield.
In an interview with Variety, Cage revealed more about his role, “I want it to pop in a unique way from how we’ve seen it played. So I’m thinking to really focus on the movement of the character. You know, I saw Malignant and I thought what she did with those moves — and even Ringu with Sadako” Cage stated. “I want to look at what we can explore with this movement and voice.”
“What makes it super fun is that it’s a comedy. And when you get that tone right — comedy and horror — like American Werewolf in London, it’s a blast” said Cage. “It’s got to be a bullseye. But that’s what I’m looking for, something new to bring to the character and also that perfect tone of comedy and horror.”
The story of Renfield’s slave tells of Dracula’s famous henchman. Several amazing people are involved with this production. Ryan Ridley, who wrote Rick and Morty, is writing the script for the horror/comedy being directed by Chris McKay. Robert Kirkman created an outline for the story.
“It’s a story about him being Dracula’s henchman, and how shitty a job that is. It’s a fun, extremely violent comedy, because I’ve got a crutch and it’s violence.” Kirkman said in a podcast interview.
It’s no secret that Cage has always been a great immersive actor, and we should expect no less from Renfield.
“For me it always implies, ‘Oh, he’s a great actor, therefore he’s a great liar.’ So with the risk of sounding like a pretentious a, I like the word ‘thespian’ because thespian means you’re going into your heart or you’re going into your imagination or your memories or your dreams, and you’re bringing something back to communicate with the audience,” the actor told Variety.