You just knew this was coming.
Nicolas Cage will spin his own (no doubt) unique take on Dracula in Universal Pictures’ upcoming horror-comedy Renfield, but it looks like the Oscar winner has more serious designs on the most famous vampire of them all.
In a recent interview with Total Film, Cage said “there are some minor moments (in Renfield) where you get to see some of the pathos in Dracula’s eyes. That made me think that–maybe one day–I’d like to try for a whole movie.”
A film devoted to Dracula, he said, would give audiences a chance to “really understand the psyche of the character. I didn’t really have the time to delve into that here.”
In Renfield–which hits theaters May 14–Nicholas Hoult stars as the title character and Cage’s Dracula has a supporting role. The film, Cage said, “is really not about Dracula. I don’t have a lot of screen time. It’s really about Renfield.”
The R-rated feature–directed by Chris McKay from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley–also stars Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shoreh Aghdashloo, Bess Rous and James Moses Black.
The film follows Renfield, “the loyal, tortured aide of Dracula who has been forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding,” according to the synopsis. But now, Renfield wants his freedom–“if only be can figure out how to end his co-dependency.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Renfield.