If you will attempt to move against any master of the evening, yet Nic goddamn Cage’s ruler of the evening, you will require a group—and Universal’s most recent twist on its gigantic world is beginning to assemble one.
The Hollywood Reporter has word that Awkwafina—new off her appearances in Disney tasks like loaning her voice to Sisu, the nominal winged serpent in Raya and the Last Dragon, just as Katy in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings—has joined Chris McKay’s Renfield. The film follows the nominal person, played by Nicholas Hoult, who is one of the significant thugs of Dracula himself, played by Nicolas Cage.
Taking place in a contemporary setting rather than the late nineteenth century of Bram Stoker’s notable novel, Renfield will see Hoult’s person—who, in the first book, was a refuge patient with a preference for blood, looking for interminability at his lord’s side—reevaluate his poisonous relationship with Dracula and look to others to assist him with breaking liberated from the preposterously uneven relationship he has with the vampire. Albeit no subtleties have been delivered about Awkwafina’s character explicitly, THR reports that she will help Hoult’s Renfield neutralize Count Dracula.
Renfield comes at a fascinating time for Universal, after its failed attempts to get the so-called “Dark Universe” reboot of its beloved Universal Monsters properties off the ground a few years prior stopped following not exactly anticipated accomplishments of The Mummy and Dracula Untold.
In any case, the surprise critical and public accomplishment of 2020’s Invisible Man has seen the studio anxious to attempt again at a modern-reimaging of its classic creature features, though maybe less in the interconnected shared universe style.
Beside Renfield, a potential new Wolfman film is underway with Ryan Gosling looked at for the title role, while Jennifer’s Body’s Karyn Kusama is working on a new Dracula. Other expected movies in the space incorporate Paul Feig’s Dark Army and a James Wan task, the last option of whom is additionally delivering another Van Helsing movie coordinated by Overlord’s Julius Avery.