Nicolas Cage is ready to play Dracula within the upcoming Renfield, and whereas not an entire lot is thought in regards to the movie, a latest interview will give followers some thought of how Cage is approaching the efficiency.
Chatting with Empire Magazine, Cage revealed that his portrayal of Dracula will likely be much less of a traditional vampire, and extra of an Andy Warhol-inspired pop artwork determine.
“Once I acquired a way of the place McKay wished to go, I noticed the film has a comedic, pop artwork angle,” Cage stated of director Chris McKay’s imaginative and prescient. “So I assumed: ‘This will likely be a pop-art Dracula.’ Warhol did a fantastic black-on-black Dracula. That is in that Warhol vein.”
Cage additionally spoke about his analysis for the character, harkening again to one of the authentic vampire portrayals in cinema, the 1922 movie Nosferatu. The actor — who’s an avid fan of movie and its historical past — spoke about how actor Max Schreck (who performed Rely Orlok within the 1922 movie) had numerous gestures that he tried to place in Renfield.
“I observed all these little gestures which are, by right this moment’s requirements, ‘excessive.’ When Max Schreck does that [snaps his wrist and extends his fingers] and puffs into smoke, I used to be like, ‘What’s that? Is it dance? What’s he conveying there?’ I stated to Chris McKay that I actually wished to discover a place to place that in Renfield. I haven’t seen the film so I don’t know in the event that they stored it, however I attempted. It’s a largely studio image so I wished to play with: ‘What can I get away with right here?’ In the event you’re taking part in Dracula, you’ve a variety of latitude.”
Renfield stars Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Street), Golden Globe winner Awkwafina (The Farewell), Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Mandy), Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Adrian Martinez (Focus), and Bess Rous (Ghostbusters).
It facilities round Dracula’s titular henchman, “who has grown sick and bored with the centuries he has labored because the darkish prince’s lackey,” reads the synopsis. “He finds a brand new lease on life when he falls in love for a feisty, perennially indignant visitors cop.
Renfield is being directed and produced by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow Struggle) from a narrative primarily based on an authentic pitch from The Strolling Lifeless’s Robert Kirkman and was written by Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty). Producers are Skybound Leisure’s Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst, with McKay’s companion Samantha Nisenboim set as an government producer.