Universal has signed Chris McKay ("The Tomorrow Man") to direct Nicholas Hoult ("Mad Max: Fury Road") in the upcoming "Dracula" 'dark comedy' spin-off "Renfield", set in the modern day, focusing on 'R.M. Renfield' a servant of the vampire, produced by "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman for Skybound Entertainment:
"...in Stoker's original story 'R.M. Renfield', age 59, is a resident patient in the asylum of 'Dr. John Seward', and is the only patient, diagnosed as a 'zoophagous maniac' or carnivorous madman, ingesting insects and spiders, believing their life-force will prolong his years.
"When subdued he shows the strength of a tiger, more a wild beast than human. He is also quite crafty and displays a superior intellect when he is not in a melancholy state or a fit of rage.
"In the end 'Dracula' kills Renfield for his 'betrayal'..."
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