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The final trailer for Renfield, the Universal Pictures film about Dracula and his servant, starring Nicholas Hoult and Nicolas Cage. The highly anticipated film directed by director Chris McKay will be released in Italian cinemas on April 27 (while it is expected in the United States on April 14).
It is a horror comedy Sui generis in which Nicolas Cage plays the Lord of Darkness, Dracula.
Instead Nicholas Hoult takes on the role of the entitled servant, Renfield, who will try to achieve a status of independence, cutting once and for all the cord that binds him to his master, tired of living in the dependence of the most horrid Lord ever.
The film tells the incredible and absurd struggle of Renfield to gain independence, in a story that takes the form of a truly irresistible dark comedy, as we can see from the final trailer released in these hours. The mix of horror and dark humor is wonderful, perfect for palates who love such ingredients.
Nicholas Hoult, star of the franchise X-Men, plays the title role, Dracula’s number one henchman. Although the announcement of Hoult in the cast has aroused enormous public enthusiasm, the strong point of this film is still the presence of Hollywood star Nicolas Cage.
You can watch the final trailer of Renfield in the video that you find above, at the head of this article.
From an idea by Robert Kirkman of The Walking Dead
Renfield was the brainchild of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. The cast, in addition to the two protagonists Nicholas Hoult and Nicolas Cage, also sees Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz and Adrian Martinez.
It is an ideal sequel to the great classic of black and white horror cinema dated 1931, Dracula by Tod Browning. The fact that it is a new film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s work and that it derives from a rib of the 1931 film was already clear in the commercial in which Nicolas Cage paid homage to the original.
RM Renfield is one of the characters in the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. This is the first film in which he is the protagonist, removing some centrality from Dracula (although the character of the famous vampire played on the set by Nicolas Cage will be very, very difficult to overshadow…).
The aide to one of the most narcissistic bosses in history
The film tells the adventure of Dracula’s faithful servant, Renfield, recounting however his desire to become unfaithful, to redeem himself from his master and start a new life in full autonomy and freedom.
Being the aide to one of the most narcissistic bosses in history, it’s easy to understand how Renfield’s life is very difficult.
He is forced to procure victims for Dracula, as well as carry out their every order. Now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield sees a light at the end of the tunnel: the hope of finally discovering if there is a life for him away from the shadow of the Prince of Darkness will be the beacon that will guide him in this exciting adventure.
The production of Renfield
Renfield is directed by Chris McKay (War of Tomorrow, LEGO Batman The Movie) from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (the series of Ghosted And Rick & Morty), based on an original idea by Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead and of Invincible.
The film – which we could define as a spin-off of Draculadedicated as it is to one of the secondary characters of Bram Stoker’s novel – is played by Awkwafina (The Farewell – A good lie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, The Afterparty) and Adrian Martinez (The Secret Dreams of Walter Mitty, Focus – Nothing is as it seems).
Renfield is produced by Skybound Entertainment founders Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead, Invincible), by co-chairs Bryan Furst (Daybreakers – The last vampire) and Sean Furst (Daybreakers – The last vampire) and by Chris McKay. McKay’s producing partner Samantha Samantha Nisenboim (co-producer of Tomorrow’s War) is executive producer.
Find the final trailer of Renfield in the video at the top of this article.