Universal has signed Chris McKay ("The Tomorrow War") to direct the comedic "Dracula" spin-off "Renfield", focusing on author Bram Stoker's 'R.M. Renfield' (Nicholas Hoult), to be produced by "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman for Skybound Entertainment, with David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst:
"...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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