Renfield movie about Dracula’s Servant hires new director

According to Deadline, Chris McKay (“The War of Tomorrow”) was hired to direct “Renfield,” a feature film focused on Dracula’s servant.

The filmmaker will replace Dexter Fletcher (“Rocketman”), who has reportedly been in talks to direct production but has chosen to direct the reboot of “The Saint” for Paramount Pictures.

The plot is based on an idea created by Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”), who will serve as the film’s producer.

Ryan Ridley (“Rick and Morty”) is responsible for the screenplay.

In the original Bram Stoker novel, Renfield was a crazed asylum patient diagnosed with insanity; but in fact he was a servant of Dracula. The feature film must be situated in the present instead of being constructed like a period film.

The character was played by Dwight Frye in ‘Dracula’ from 1931.

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