Nicolas Cage’s role as Dracula in ‘Renfield’ finally set a date in theaters.
Who wouldn’t want to see Nicolas Cage as Dracula? ‘ Renfield ‘ a film with the theme of Dracula or Vampire this shows the clarity of his fate. Universal has revealed the latest news for this horror and comedy film to release in April 2023. The film focuses on Dracula’s henchman and his decision to no longer rely on the superiority of the mighty vampire, and move on with his life.
‘Renfield’ began filming early February 2022, and a production photo uses a modern setting, which may have been chosen for its comedic effect. Imagine when vampires that are hundreds or even thousands of years old still exist in this modern era. ‘Renfield’ also follows the trend set by its production company.
Universal Pictures has revisited its classic monsters and put them in unique scenarios and narratives, just as they did with 2020’s ‘The Invisible Man’ and the upcoming remake of ‘Wolf Man’.
The title character of ‘Renfield’ is played by Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Dark Phoenix). In Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, Renfield is shown as a mortal man who becomes a devout follower of Dracula, even though the vampire master does not grant him the privilege of immortality. If Holt’s character is also immortal, conflict may exist around this vampire character.
In addition to Cage and Hoult, the ‘Renfield’ cast also features Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings), Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog 2), Adrian Martinez (The Blacklist: Redemption), Bess Rouss (Ghostbusters 2016), Shohreh Agdashloo (The Expanse), and James Moses (Queenpins).
‘Renfield’ is directed by Chris McKay. Chris McKay has produced works ranging from action films and comedies, such as ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ and ‘The Tomorrow War’. Seeing his work, it is possible that ‘Renfield’ this time will contain a bit of comedy
The upcoming film ‘Renfield’ is also written by Emmy-winning Ryan Ridley, who is also known for his projects such as ‘Rick and Morty’, ‘Community’ and ‘Invincible’. This story comes from the idea of Robert Kirkman from the series The Walking Dead, which may be more direct ‘Renfield’ is in the realm of horror /
The “Prince of Darkness” who is often attached to the figure of Dracula, this character is more or less inspired by the 15th century Romanian prince and the character has appeared quite a lot in Dracula’s stories since 1931 starting from Dracula starring Bela Lugosi to the animated film series ‘Hotel Transylvania’ with the voice of Adam Sandler.
However, Nicolas Cage’s appearance as a vampire is eagerly awaited by fans, seeing the traces of Cage’s career who have played various crazy and legendary characters. ‘Renfield’ is scheduled to premiere in theaters on April 14, 2023.