Universal Taps Dexter Fletcher To Direct Film About Dracula’s Henchman

Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is on board to direct Universal’s Renfield, a film centered on Dracula’s henchman based on a pitch by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.

Universal’s plans to move forward with a shared cinematic universe consisting of its line-up of legendary monsters were altered after the disappointing performance of 2017’s The Mummy. Instead, the studio has opted to move forward with filmmaker-driven projects centered on the Universal Monsters while setting aside the concept of an interconnected universe for the time being.

Now, Variety reports Universal is moving forward with a monster film titled Reinfeld, which will be centered on the eponymous henchman of the famous vampire Dracula. Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is attached to direct the Dracula henchman film from a script written by Ryan Ridley, which was based on an original pitch by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The film will be produced by Skybound Entertainment’s film team consisting of Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst.

Plot details on the Dracula inspired film are currently under wraps, though the outlet notes that its believed to be set during the present day as opposed to being a period piece. In Bram Stoker’s original Dracula novel, R.M. Renfield was an inmate at the lunatic asylum overseen by Dr. John Seward. While it is initially believed that he is compelled to eat living creatures because he suffers from delusions, it later revealed that Renfield is actually a servant of Dracula.

In addition to directing Rocketman, Dexter Fletcher is also known for assuming directorial duties on the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer was fired midway through production. Additional directing credits for Dexter Fletcher include Wild Bill, Sunshine on Leith, and Eddie the Eagle.

Are you interested in a film about Dracula’s henchman? Do you think Dexter Fletcher is a the right choice to helm the project? Would you prefer to see a proper Dracula film from Universal? Let us know below and stay tuned for the latest news on Universal’s Dracula inspired film from Dexter Fletcher!

Source: Variety

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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