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.