A Dracula-universe film is reportedly in the works from Walking Dead comics creator Robert Kirkman. While the new movie won't exactly tell Dracula's story, it will offer new insight into Dracula's servant, R.M. Renfield.
According to Variety, the upcoming film has Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher attached to helm the project. Kirkman will produce alongside Skybound Entertainment, while Rick and Morty vet Ryan Ridley will handle the script.
Though not much is known about the film's plot, the action is expected to occur in the present, so the film won't be a period piece. Universal greenlit the project in an attempt to highlight more projects led by filmmakers. They also hope to capture the spirit of the monsters—and their cast of characters—by focusing on their impact in the modern day.
Using a similar strategy, Kirkman has also been pegged to lead another horror-genre film in a future reboot of the classic An American Werewolf in London, though nothing has been heard regarding that project since 2016.
The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Cooper Andrews, Avi Nash, and Samantha Morton. It airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.