One Dracula Comedy Isn’t Enough for Nic Cage

One Dracula Comedy Isn’t Enough for Nic Cage

In a shocking turn of events, Nicholas Cage wants to do another movie.

The preposterously prolific actor plays the immortal icon Dracula in the upcoming horror/comedy Renfield, but it might not be the last time he takes up the cape. Renfield will focus on the vampire’s devoted servant (read “slave”), played by The Menu’s Nicholas Hoult, as Renfield reconsiders his eternal serfdom to the bloodsucking baron. Ahead of the film’s April 14 release, Cage  confided in Total Film Magazine that he’s acquired a taste for the role that can’t be satisfied in a single feeding. 

“You know, there are some minor moments here where you get to see some of the pathos in Dracula’s eyes,” said Cage of his first of hopefully many performances as the villainous vampire. “That made me think that maybe one day I might like to try for a whole movie where you’re really understanding the psyche of the character,” Cage suggested – as if anyone could ever understand his own psyche.

On the topic of playing such an important and oft-portrayed character in the canon of western fiction, Cage said he “kind of always knew I had to do it at some point." Not one to shy away from difficult roles – or any role for that matter – Cage mused, "The concept of Dracula, in itself, is a challenge … It’s been done so many times already. It’s been done very well and it’s also been done not very well.”

“I went back to Christopher Lee, in terms of his manner of speaking, but that was really only a starting point,” Cage said of the titan that took on Dracula but was somehow even more badass than the undead icon. “I knew Christopher. I did a small scene with him in ‘Season of the Witch,’ and I liked him very much. We had a lot of nice conversations, and he reminded me quite a bit of my father, August,” Cage quizzically confessed, “So from then on, my dad sort of became the main inspiration for me.”

There you have it – Nic Cage wants to keep playing Dracula because Saruman reminded him so much of his father. If the next Star Wars trilogy somehow brings back Count Dooku, we know someone who'd sign on for a multi-movie deal.

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