‘Renfield’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Is Trying To Escape A Toxic Relationship With Nicolas Cage’s Dracula

Nicolas Cage as Count Dracula. SOLD!!!

Seriously, the potential in Cage vamping it up as the ultimate vamp is one reason why Renfield is among the most anticipated movies of the year. The premise is pretty far-out, too, with Nicolas Hoult featuring as the titular devotee and fanatic, who does terrible things all for the promise of immortality. With Awkwafina as the love interest, Ben Schwartz as a mobster, and Shohreh Aghdashloo as a mob boss, has this could be the funniest Dracula has been in ages.

The film is directed by Chris McKay, best known for The Tomorrow War and The Lego Batman Movie. With a script by Ryan Ridley and a story conceived by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman,  they’re exploring the comical side of Renfield’s highly-toxic relationship with Dracula. Cue up the bug-eating, super-powered fights and support group meetings!

Renfield opens in theaters on April 14th.

 

 

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.