The 'Rocketman' Director Is Making A Monster Movie About Dracula's Henchman

Nerdy Nook: Movies
Kyle Brester
November 20, 2019
by Kyle Brester
Dexter Fletcher
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

We have seen countless interpretations of the iconic monster known as Dracula. But why is it that there has never been any love for his infamous henchman R.M. Renfield??? Well thanks to Universal, that's all about to change!

Variety is reporting that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is hired to direct Universal's Renfield. It will be written by Rick and Morty writer Ryan Ridley. The details of the story are unknown, but it will take place in the present and won't be a period piece. Basically, they are going down a similar route that was done with the upcoming The Invisible Man movie.

For those who may not know the character, R.M. Renfield was an inmate at a lunatic asylum who was thought of to suffer from delusions. In the original 1897, his character was viewed through the lens of a psychiatrist in order to understand his behavior, which we eventually learn was due to the influences of Count Dracula.

While I was being sarcastic at the beginning of all this, I do find this slightly intriguing. If they make this movie to be a sort of character piece, then I could see them taking the elements from the novel and bring them into the modern world. If it goes at that angle, that could be kind of cool. That being said, I still don't really see anyone immediately wanting to watch a movie about Dracula's henchman.

At least it has Dexter Fletcher attached, who I am currently loving. Please go see Rocketman.
Dexter Fletcher (middle) - 'Rocketman'
Dexter Fletcher (middle) - 'Rocketman' - Paramount Pictures
Dexter Fletcher (right) - 'Rocketman'
Dexter Fletcher (right) - 'Rocketman' - Paramount Pictures
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