Boy here’s a weird one. Today Universal Pictures dropped the first trailer for their upcoming action horror comedy “Renfield”. It comes from director Chris McKay and screenwriter Ryan Ridley and is based on a character that first appeared in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula”. The trailer looks insanely wacky (and I say that as a compliment). And if you needed another reason to be excited – Dracula is played by none other than Nicolas Cage. Like I said….wacky.
The title character, Renfield, is played by Nicholas Hoult. He’s the manservant of the one and only Count Dracula, but he’s ready to find a new life all his own. But it’s not so easy when you have vampiric powers and Dracula himself breathing down your neck. The film also stars Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Bess Rous. This looks goofy beyond measure, and that’s exactly what I hope it turns out to be.
“Renfield” hits theaters April 14th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
Holy moly that looks good. Several laughs out loud while watching the trailer. I love the idea of re-writing the vampire trope, where the renfields can decide to choose another path. It looks like “Shaun of the Dead” but with vampires instead of zombies.
I agree. This looks to be a hoot! I hope they pull it off. Certainly looks promising.
This looks fucking insane but Nicolas Cage as Dracula…. yeah. I wanna see this. It looks like Cage is having fun and there’s no better joy than to see an actor just hamming it up and having lots of fun.
Oooh yes. He’s clearly having a blast and I might have laughed out loud when they first showed his face! Priceless.
I mean, you kinda have to once Cage shows up as none other than Count Dracula!!!
I’m definitely going to see this one! I was already sold when I heard Cage is Dracula, and the trailer is rather fun.
Hey great to hear from you again. Hope you had a good holiday.
I’m with you. Cage as Dracula was a great seller. But the actual trailer won me over even more.
My holidays could’ve been better, had to cancel the planned family trip due to us getting covid for a second time.
Oh no. That stinks. Hope you’re better now?
Yes I am. Well, better from covid anyway. Got other ongoing health issues (acidic stomach, internal bleeding), which I discovered last month. Joy.
Oh man. Sorry to here about it. That has been a tough stretch.
Yeah. I hope for, and look forward to, it being resolved. I’m very thankful for my BF, I’d be far more depressed without him.
Looks like a hoot. I notice a bug eating scene, I wonder if that was a joke referring to Vampire’s Kiss.
I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a number of references like that. This one really has me curious.
I’ll wait until July for Barbie.
It’s going to be a blast.
I wish the movie’s DVD had a workout special as a bonus feature. 🏋🏻♀️