If you can believe it, Nicolas Cage’s upcoming role in Renfield is a vampire. Though the actor’s character in the 1989 cult classic horror comedy Vampire’s Kiss had a penchant for the taste of human blood, he was not a vampire per se.
More than 30 years later, Cage appears to be reviving a more genuine blood-sucking energy for Universal Pictures’ next Dracula film.
Renfield, based on Bram Stoker’s iconic novel, will shortly begin filming, and the film’s impressive cast includes names like Nic Cage, Awkwafina, and Nicholas Hoult. Surely there are hundreds of horror movies about vampires, so how will this one stand out?
When will Renfield be available for purchase?
The release of “Renfield,” directed by Chris McKay. Given the nature of the project and the announcement’s timing in the middle of 2021, we can speculate on the likely release window that Universal Pictures will aim for.
Universal may choose a late September or October release for “Renfield” because it will be included in the studio’s canon of monster movies.
Universal Pictures’ choice of release year is more difficult to predict, in part because we don’t know the studio’s budget for the film or how eager they are to get the film out, both of which have a surprising bearing on the date chosen.
The Hollywood Reporter announced in December 2021 that production on the film would begin in early 2022, so at least we know that much. With these considerations in mind, the earliest possible release year for “Renfield” would be 2023 on 14 April will be released.
What Actors Appear in Renfield?
In the movie, Nicholas Hoult plays an enforcer for Renfield. Hoult has shot to fame in the Marvel canon because of his portrayal of Hank McCoy/Beast in the latest X-Men movies. Nicolas Cage will also play Dracula alongside Hoult.
According to THR, Awkwafina will portray “a figure who teams up with Hoult’s Renfield to take on the vampire king” in the upcoming film Shang-Chi. No other cast members’ identities have been shared.
Renfield, an idea originally developed by Robert Kirkman, is to be directed by Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie). Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty) adapted the story for the big screen using an outline provided by Kirkman.
For More Information about Renfield’s Upcoming Plot
In this updated version of Bram Stoker’s original Dracula novel from 1897, the focus is on Dracula’s henchman Renfield, who has assisted the vampire over the years.
A servant of Count Dracula named will be spotted in New Orleans, captivated by the city’s modern culture. He’ll eventually develop feelings for a traffic cop named Rebecca Quincy.
The film will feature both horror and comedic elements, with Renfield, who is fed up with his master and decides to team up with his potential love interest to kill his master (Count Dracula), taking center stage.
There will be an attempt to show how imperfect the connection between a master and a servant might be in a contemporary setting.
Nicholas Hoult Will Play Dracula’s Friend Renfield.
According to canon, Dracula’s familiar in the form of Renfield. He is a loyal servant, but his loyalty has driven him insane. Renfield has been featured in several adaptations of Dracula since his first appearance in Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel.
Dwight Frye portrayed Renfield in Tod Browning’s iconic Dracula picture from 1931. After him, actors including Klaus Kinski, Jack Shepherd, Tony Haygarth, Roland Topor, Arte Johnson, Tom Waits, and Peter MacNicol have taken up the role.
Although there have been others, this is the first time he has been the focus of a film. Nicholas Hoult is now playing the role of Dracula’s servant. Actor Nicholas Hoult is known for his roles in films like Clash of the Titans and X-Men.
First Class as well as Jack the Giant Slayer, Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: Apocalypse, Tolkien, and Those Who Wish Me Dead will play the lead character, facing off against Cage’s erratic behavior.