Dracula’s henchman is finally getting his own movie

With Universal’s Dracula Untold leaving everyone wishing it had been left untold, and now unspoken of, the studio is taking their Dracula series in a radical new direction: to present day, and not about Dracula anymore.

According to Variety, Rocketman‘s Dexter Fletcher has signed on to direct Renfield, a film centered on the Count’s titular lackey. In the original novel, R. M. Renfield was a 59-year-old insane asylum inmate who falls under the spell of Dracula and his blood-chugging bro culture. It’s not yet clear what Rick & Morty and Community writer Ryan Ridley’s take is, but hopefully nothing good. The Renfield that is Universal failed us, and they deserve to be punished:

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