The beck and call of Dracula is a demanding job that you meet his expectations, and as the demand are met, the blood of cheerleaders and nuns are pushed on and for a while, Hoult’s vampire henchman Renfield asks if this is still his role.
The main issue is that our world has become, as Renfield puts it, “a dangerous place.” However, with the introduction in the form of Rebecca Quincy, a traffic police officer that is played by Awkwafina, Renfield finally begins to feel appreciated and loved. “Did I notice that you cut someone with a pretty serving tray?”
It’s a relationship that causes him to question his role as the vampire’s “Postmates,” in the Chris McKay directed film which promises an opportunity to start afresh and possibly a chance at the redemption of one horror’s most famous villains.
Renfield is a Promising Talented and Creative Team
McKay has a stellar resume which includes credits as a director on The Tomorrow War and The Lego Batman Movie. He’s with the former Rick and Morty and Community writer Ryan Ridley who penned the script for the movie. The concept of Renfield however, was conceived by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman who serves as producer and said that there would there will be some violence. With the talented team in the same room, it inspires faith in Renfield in his ability to bring an eclectic mix of horror, comedy and action that rivals the quality in Taika Waititi‘s What We Do in the Shadows.
In addition to the star-studded trio consisting of Hoult, Cage, and Awkwafina, Renfield will also have Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Bess Rouss along with James Moses Black among its cast. While Hoult is the main actor, Cage has been shaping as the main draw from the beginning. Because of his passion for the mythology of Dracula and his close study of some of the greatest performances of the vampire the comedic but terrifying take is set to be the star of the show once the movie is released.
It also teases his interpretation on Dracula that he revealed as the source of inspiration in month, telling the Los Angeles Times that he was influenced by Bela Lugosi’s character in the 1931 film Dracula and Frank Langella’s performance from the 1979 film with the same title Gary Oldman’s role on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Therefore, I’m hoping to create something similar to that, where Dracula can slide or dance like the character of Sadako from the Ringu.”
On November 1, Hoult spoke about that version and told Bollywood Petals that he’s excited for the public to witness the work Cage did. “It’s innovative, yet it’s also a smattering of historical context, Dracula history and folklore,” he said.
The producer Robert Kirman, meanwhile, spoke to Kevin Smith’s Fatman Beyond podcast on May 1 that Renfield can be described as a tale about “how it is a slitty work” that is play Dracula’s Henchman.
Renfield comes in cinemas on April 14th 2023 and is said to be the “modern-day adventure film that is humorous in its style.” Check out this Renfield trailer down below to get your first glimpse at Nicolas Cage’s Dracula!
Despite film (and vampire) people’s curiosity over Cage’s unique take in the character’s voice, and style of Count Dracula in the upcoming film The Academy Award-winning actor isn’t the protagonist. The film’s protagonist and name-dropping character will be Nicholas Hoult, who is the role of the Transylvanian the count’s right-handman, Renfield.
Renfield starts out as a loyal servant, who eventually becomes dissatisfied in the execution of Dracula’s nefarious actions. When a police officer played by Awkwafina is spotted by his eyes and captivates him, it causes Renfield to reconsider his view on life and the need to help Dracula.
The film stars Awkwafina (The End, Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, The Afterparty) and Adrian Martinez (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Focus).