Universal Pictures recently released the highly-anticipated final trailer for their upcoming horror-comedy film, Renfield. Drawing inspiration from Bram Stoker’s iconic character, this movie is a direct sequel to the 1931 film Dracula and promises to deliver an unforgettable experience that blends action, humor, and horror.
Nicholas Hoult, known for his outstanding performances in Mad Max: Fury Road and the X-Men franchise, stars in the lead role as Renfield, the faithful servant of Dracula. The legendary vampire himself is portrayed by none other than Nicolas Cage, who brings his signature intensity to the role and promises to make this an unforgettable portrayal.
The latest trailer is packed full of exciting new footage, showcasing Renfield in some wild fight sequences as well as Dracula unleashing his deadly powers. The combination of action and humor is sure to be a hit with audiences, and the trailer suggests that this movie will be an absolute blast to watch.
Renfield was directed by Chris McKay, who is known for his work on The Tomorrow War and The LEGO Batman Movie. The screenplay was written by Ryan Ridley, who has previously worked on popular shows such as Ghosted and Rick & Morty. The film is based on an original idea by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the immensely popular comic book series, The Walking Dead and Invincible.
Overall, Renfield looks like it will be a thrilling and entertaining film that is not to be missed. With a talented cast, talented director, and a strong screenplay, this movie promises to be a fitting tribute to the classic horror genre while also delivering a fresh take on the iconic character of Renfield.
Here’s the synopsis:
Evil doesn’t span eternity without a little help.
In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise) stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage). Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.
The film co-stars Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, The Afterparty), and Adrian Martinez (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Focus).
Renfield hits theaters on April 14th, 2023.