Actor Nicholas Hoult will star in the latest Universal ‘Dark Universe’ film, Renfield. Chris Pratt’s The Tomorrow War director Chris McKay will direct this upcoming Universal another Monster project.

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According to reports, Nicholas Hoult will play the lead role in the film. ‘Renfield’ will be based on the outline of an original story by Robert Kirkman. The film will be based on the outline of an original story by Robert Kirkman. Ryan Ridley to script Universal’s latest monster project, previously co-writer on Warner Bros. TV series Rick and Morty. Chris McKay will also producing the film Renfield. Samantha Nisenboim will serve as executive producer. The upcoming monster pic will also produced by Skybound Entertainment with Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Sean Furst and Bryan Furst.

Nicholas Hoult was most recently seen in Warner Bros.‘ Those Who Wish Me Dead’. Although Nicholas Hoult is also known for playing Beast in Marvel’s X-Men film series.

Renfield Plot

The story of the film will focus on Dracula’s henchman R.M. Renfield. Renfield was an inmate in an insane asylum in Bram Stoker’s original 1897 novel, believed to be suffering from delusions, but was actually the servant of the iconic vampire. More than this, nothing is known about the story of the film, for the time being the plot is kept secret.

Universal Studios is revamping the Dark Universe of its Monster Verse. Which started with the Elizabeth Moss starrer The Invisible Man. Or to say that the Dark Universe of Universal’s Monster Verse was on the verge of closure after 2017’s Tom Cruise-starrer The Mummy. But what kept this universe alive was 2019’s The Invisible Man, which was made on a budget of just $7 million and grossed over $143 million worldwide.

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Since then, the studio has made smart moves, re-establishing the Dark Universe. In this context, the studio announced Wolfman starring Ryan Gosling, directed by Leigh Whannell, director of The Invisible Man. After this, in December last year, Universal announced another new film that forward with James Wan Produce ‘Van Helsing Reboot With ‘Overlord’s’ Director Julius Avery

Obviously, Universal, like DC and Marve, has its own monster universe, the ‘Dark Universe’, which the viewer is not entirely familiar with. But now it seems that this Dark Universe of Universal is going in the right direction.

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