In modern-day New Orleans, a frightful and powerful Count Dracula is sitting back and letting his lackey do most of the work. As his loyal assistant, Renfield grows increasingly tired of his long list of chores the friction between boss and employee becomes unbearable. When Renfield falls in love with Rebecca, a traffic cop caught up in events, the pair must do their best to elude Count Dracula once and for all.
What to know
Renfield is an upcoming comedy horror film. It is directed by Chris McKay who is known for directing The Lego Batman Movie and The Tomorrow War. The film is based on a screenplay written by Ryan Ridley from an original idea by Robert Kirkman. The movie is produced by Skybound Entertainment.
The movie stars multi-award-winning actor Nicolas Cage as the famously ill-tempered Count Dracula. Nicholas Hoult serves as the titular character, a lackey of Dracula led astray by modern life. Actress, comedian, and rapper Awkwafina plays Rebecca Quincy while Ben Schwartz stars as Teddy Lobo.
Where to stream
Renfield is set to be released in cinemas on April 14, 2023.
Production: Timeline, news & updates
- November 20, 2019: Universal announced that Dexter Fletcher was attached to direct ‘Renfield’ a movie based on Dracula’s henchman. (Source: Variety)
- April 13, 2021: Director, Chris McKay joined the production to replace Dexter Fletcher. Ryan Ridley is confirmed to have written the script. (Source: Deadline)
- August 3, 2021: Nicholas Hoult is confirmed to be playing the titular lead. (Source: Deadline)
- November 30, 2021: Multi award-winning actor Nicholas Cage is cast as Dracula. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
- December 15, 2021: Ben Schwartz and Awkwafina join the cast in key supporting roles. (Source: Variety)
- February 3, 2022: Production on the movie began with Universal Pictures tweeting out an image from the first day on set. (Source: comic book)
- April 15, 2022: Production on the movie wrapped, and the movie set a release date of April 2023. (Source: SyFy)
- January 5, 2023: The first trailer for the movie is released teasing the comic escapades of Dracula and his henchman Renfield. (Source: Collider)
Videos: Trailers, Teasers, Featurettes
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