Renfield: Nicolas Cage Is Epic As Dracula In First Trailer

Universal Pictures has unveiled an impressive trailer for the horror-comedy Renfield by Chris McKay

Renfield is an American comedy horror film directed by Chris McKay from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley, based on an original idea by Robert Kirkman. The film stars Nicholas Hoult as the titular character, with Nicolas Cage as Dracula, as well as Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, and Adrian Martinez.



In this modern monster story, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, the X-Men franchise) plays Renfield, the tortured assistant to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Nicolas Cage). Renfield is obligated to procure his master’s prey and carry out even the most despicable of his orders. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there is life outside the shadow of the Prince of Darkness. If only he could find a way to end his codependency.

Renfield is directed by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War, The LEGO Batman Movie) from a script by Ryan Ridley (Ghosted series, Rick & Morty series), based on an original idea by The Walking Dead and Invincible creator Robert Kirkman .

The film stars Awkwafina (The Farewell, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, The Afterparty) and Adrian Martinez (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Focus).

Renfield is produced by Skybound Entertainment partners Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead, Invincible), co-presidents Bryan Furst (Daybreakers) and Sean Furst (Daybreakers) and Chris McKay. McKay’s producing partner, Samantha Nisenboim (co-producer, The Tomorrow War), will serve as executive producer.

Renfield is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 14, 2023 by Universal Pictures.

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