Universal Gives Renfield a Release Date and Synopsis

This afternoon, Universal Pictures revealed the first story synopsis for their upcoming monster movie, Renfield…Along with a release date!

If you’ve been wondering when you’ll get to see Nic Cage as Dracula, you’re in luck! Today, Universal has given the upcoming film, Renfield, an April 4, 2023 release date. Even better, they’ve offered up a synopsis to give us some insight into how the story puts a fresh spin on Dracula and his servant:

Evil doesn’t span eternity without a little help.

In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise) stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage). Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. 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 codependency.

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

The film co-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).

There’s plenty of good talent behind Renfield, so I’m eager to see how it plays out. What do you think about this new take on the Dracula mythos?

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