I am stoked about “Renfield” after seeing the primary trailer. I am a lifelong monster-movie fan, and in reality, this is my Bela Lugosi motion determine [holds up figure to camera].
Oh, hang on. Give me one 2nd! [goes off-camera before returning] Were given him proper right here as a result of I am in my place of work. Since you did that, I am getting to display you my Wolf Guy motion determine from Common [holds up model to camera].
Neatly, let me take a look at to one-up you, Nic, as a result of I were given the Wolf Guy, Frankenstein, and Bela figures [holds up three figures to camera], so…
Ok, you win! You win!
However you were given the Aurora fashion, in order that’s cool.
Relating to Bela Lugosi, it kind of feels to me that your Dracula in “Renfield” is like an homage to Bela’s make-up and coiffure. Did you request that, or used to be that through sheer accident?
I had an important staff within the hair and make-up, dresser, [and] prop division[s]. They all contributed such a lot. The favourite for me used to be extra private. I appreciated Christopher Lee as Dracula within the Hammer movies, however there may be a gap series [in “Renfield”] which homages the unique movie with Bela Lugosi.
I used to be making an attempt to to find different issues to convey to the nature, as a result of it is been achieved so much — it is been achieved smartly and it is been achieved no longer so smartly — and I had to determine what I may give a contribution to the legacy of Dracula, particularly [because] it is a Common movie.
Neatly, thanks such a lot, Mr. Cage, and you understand what? I believe you win with the Aurora fashions. I were given the Bela and monster figures, however you have got the Aurora fashions. We are each monster children!
So your Wolf Guy fashion is way more precious and has way more sentimental worth.
Neatly, thanks. Thanks such a lot.
Nice to communicate with you, and I’m hoping we communicate once more for [“Renfield”].
Wait — now we have to finish this with [my] Frankenstein; Frankenstein’s proper over there [motions and goes off-camera before returning]. Right here it’s. It is the Aurora Frankenstein.
I were given that one, the unique fashion, however I additionally were given the motion determine.
Yeah, smartly, I do not need the Dracula, so perhaps Aurora will make my Dracula for his or her membership. I might love to be invited!
Directed through Brett Donowho, “The Old Way” is in theaters as of late, January 6, and premieres on top rate video on call for and top rate virtual on Friday, January 13.
This interview has been edited for readability.