It will be Universal's new epic movie on Dracula's favourite henchman RENFIELD with Chris McKay directing and Nicholas Hoult taking the lead role. In the original Dracula novel, R.M. Renfield was an inmate at a lunatic asylum who was thought to be suffering from delusions but actually is a servant of Dracula. The sad news is that it seems the story will be set in the present times, so it won't be a costume drama. Beside this one, Universal studio also has Wolfman with Ryan Gosling and Van Helsing movies in preparation within their Monster Universe movie series which hasn't been overly successful so far.
CHEVALIER DE SAINT GEORGES
FINDS ITS MARIE ANTOINETTE
Lucy Boynton will play the French queen
After casting Samara Weaving as a female opera singer last month, new period set movie CHEVALIER DE SAINT GEORGES has cast the queen of France Marie Antoinette who will be played by Lucy Boynton. The lead role goes toKelvin Harrison Jr. who will play the title character: Born in 1745 in the French Caribbean, de Saint Georges was the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner. He rose to improbable heights in French society, dazzling as both a violinist and composer and a champion fencer. An ill-fated love affair with a French noblewoman and a falling out with Marie Antoinette and her court led to his untimely downfall. Stephen Williams is directing the costume drama movie.