When it comes to the age-old blood-sucking, woman-charming, and eternally-living vampire overlord of the world, Dracula has been at the forefront of every single iteration of a modern-day prime monster. From showcasing him as a young and insanely attractive man to a hideously grotesque being of the darkness, it’s not an exaggeration to say that the vampire tends to make everyone’s imagination go wild with possibilities.
And now, we have director Chris McKay, who is all set to introduce Nicolas Cage as yet another adaptation of a modern-day vampire in his upcoming film Renfield. But this time, the director promises that the actor’s work will convince the audience that the portrayal of the century-old legend is different from the rest, redefining what a new-age overlord of the night might look like if it existed in our time.
Nicolas Cage To Redefine Dracula In Renfield
Nicolas Cage is no novice when it comes to playing dynamic and mind-bending roles for projects. Also, he is used to the horror side of the industry for being part of films like Color Out Of Space, Mandy, and the most popular Ghost Rider series. So it was no surprise that director Chris McKay wanted to cast the star in the role of a modern-day Dracula who was going to be pictured in a comedic manner in Renfield.
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The upcoming film is said to focus on showcasing Dracula as a familiar shi*ty boss, who will make you remember the horrors of Monday office blues with an unforgiving senior officer. The film has amassed a lot of talented individuals to help the director make this project revolutionary. From McKay himself to Rick And Morty writer Ryan Ridley based on an original pitch by The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman. In an interview with Empire, McKay said:
“We’re doing something different. It’s going far away from what you would typically think of a Dracula movie: it’s modern, and it’s through the lens of Dracula as a sh*tty boss. [It’s] not a straight-up comedy. There is definitely a tongue-in-cheek premise — what if your boss was literally the boss from hell? — but it’s also got action, it’s got a lot of heart, it’s not without menace.”
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Will Nicolas Cage Return As Ghost Rider?
As for anything speculative, there is nothing but rumors surrounding the case of Cage’s return as Johnny Blaze in any future projects of Ghost Rider. Many rumors talk about how Marvel Studios is very likely to bring back the biker from hell into the MCU and incorporate it into the ever-expanding universe, while many others believe that even if they do, there is no guarantee whether it will be Nicolas Cage or someone else. For now, all we can do is keep our fingers crossed.
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Renfield, in cinemas on 14th April 2023.