ROCKETMAN Director Tackling Dracula Henchman Tale RENFIELD

Actor turned filmmaker Dexter Fletcher (‘Rocketman,’ Eddie The Eagle,’ ‘Sunshine on Leith,’ ‘Wild Bill’) has signed on to take the director’s chair for ‘Renfield,’ a monster movie centred on Dracula’s henchman.

In Bram Stoker’s original 1897 novel, R.M. Renfield was an inmate at a lunatic asylum who was thought to be suffering from delusions which compelled him to eat living creatures in the hope of obtaining their life-force for himself. It is later revealed that Renfield is a servant of iconic vampire Count Dracula.

According to Variety, the project is based on an original pitch from ‘The Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman, and is believed to be a contemporary take. ‘Rick and Morty’ scribe Ryan Ridley will provide the script.