Coming in from Variety, Dracula’s henchman Renfield will be getting a feature film at Universal Pictures set to be directed by Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) with an original story by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead comics).
Although Universal’s “Dark Universe” has as of late been filmmaker driven stand-alone features instead of a shared franchise, Renfield is the latest addition following 2017’s The Mummy and The Invisible Man that is set for release on February 28, 2020.
From the lore created by Bram Stoker in the 1897 novel Dracula, R.M. Renfield was an patient overseen by Dr. John Seward at a psychiatric hospital who was committed as he was thought to be delusional but was actually a servant of the vampire lord, Count Dracula.
Past portrayals of the character have been played by Alexander Granach (Nosferatu, 1922) Dwight Frye (Dracula, 1931), Klaus Kinski (Count Dracula, 1970), Jack Shepherd (Count Dracula, 1977), Roland Topor (Nosferatu the Vampyre, 1979) and Tom Waits (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992).
Although no cast or release date are set, Horror News Network will post the latest on Renfield as details unfold.