Good thing vampires can’t see their reflection.
Nicolas Cage has said he wants to embrace a completely different take on the iconic Dracula all horror fans know and love (and fear) in Universal’s upcoming Renfield horror–comedy, and it looks like he’s hit the mark.
Photos from the Renfield set surfaced this week in People magazine, showing Cage as a maroon clad Dracula and Nicholas Hoult’s Renfield spattered with blood. There has to be a story behind all that.
When asked about his version of the Vampire Lord, Cage said he wants it “to pop in a unique way from how we’ve seen it played.” What he’s looking for, he added, is “something new to bring to the character, and also that perfect tone of comedy and horror.”
Renfield–slated for an April 14, 2023 release date–is directed by Chris McKay from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (based on a story idea by Robert Kirkman of The Walking Dead fame). Joining Hoult and Cage in the cast are Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Bess Rous and James Moses Black.
What is known about the film to date is that it’s a “modern monster tale” that follows Renfield–“the loyal, but tortured, aide of Dracula–who has been forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding,” according to the logline.
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 co-dependency.” And find his master a better tailor.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Renfield.