From an idea by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman comes Renfield, that Dexter Fletcher will direct.

Busy times for director Dexter Fletcher. At the moment, he’s doing the awards rounds as Paramount Pictures targets his latest film Rocketman for a shot at some gongs. Then, he’s signed up to make Sherlock Holmes 3 for Warner Bros, settling into the chair on that project vacated by Guy Ritchie.

And he’s also added another film to his slate, too.

He’s set to direct a monster movie for Universal by the name of Renfield. It’ll tell the story of an asylum inmate who is believed to be suffering from assorted delusions, but actually, he’s a servant of Count Dracula. The character appears in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel, but the movie has come from the brain of The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman.

Kirkman pitched the idea, Universal liked it, and Ryan Ridley (Rick & Morty) has penned the screenplay for the movie. Fletcher has in turn signed up to direct the film, although quite where it fits into his slate remains to be seen.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

Variety

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