The very idea of seeing Nicolas Cage in a movie is a pleasure for many movie lovers, who will soon be able to enjoy the actor playing a new version of Dracula, this time in Renfield, Chris McKay’s horror comedy that has already begun to cause anticipation among the actor’s fans.
Although many details of the film are still unknown, we know that Nicholas Hoult will accompany Cage in this film that will give a twist on the usual plot that we have seen in other film adaptations of Bram Stoker’s classic novel.
What is Renfield’s cast?
The cast of this film is obviously headed by Cage, an undeniable Hollywood star who seems to fit perfectly in the role of Dracula, the first time he plays this character, contrary to what many think when remembering him in Vampire’s Kiss, a 1989 film in which despite his thirst for blood he was not a vampire.
Props to People for scoring the first-look at Nicolas Cage's Dracula in the upcoming Universal Monsters movie Renfield. Loving what I'm seeing here. Reminds me a bit of Christopher Lee's Dracula! https://t.co/5Sg0CZfLlr pic.twitter.com/aAXapqzTNU— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) March 23, 2022
However, the protagonist of the film is actually Nicholas Hoult, who plays the character that gives the film its name, Renfield, Dracula’s henchman. In addition, Awkwafina appears as a possible partner of the protagonist to fight against the undead.
Although this film was originally conceptualized by The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman, it is directed by McKay.
What is Renfield’s plot?
Basically the story presents us with a codependent relationship between Dracula and Renfield, obsessed with drinking blood to achieve immortality and turned servant to the undead, who doesn’t always treat his assistant in the best way.
After reaching a point where he gets tired of Dracula (or so we believe due to the little information about it), Renfield joins Awkwafina’s character to finish off his former master, all this happening in a modern era.
DRACULA: NIC CAGE— Travis Knight (@travbotknight) March 25, 2022
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When is Renfield’s release date?
Renfield will begin production in early 2022, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and in late February 2022 Universal announced that the release date will be April 14, 2023. So far, there is still no trailer for the film.