Universal Pictures has today opened the coffin lid on Chris McKay’s (The Tomorrow War, The LEGO Batman Movie) modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Renfield in the form of a poster and first trailer.
Directed by McKay, from a script penned by Ryan Ridley (“Ghosted,” “Rick & Morty”), based on an original idea by “The Walking Dead” and “Invincible” creator Robert Kirkman, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise) stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Nicolas Cage – Vampire’s Kiss, Pig, Face/Off). 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.
Starring alongside Hoult and Cage are Awkwafina (The Farewell, Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, The Afterparty) and Adrian Martinez (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Focus).
Renfield is produced by Skybound Entertainment partners Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (“The Walking Dead,” “Invincible”), co-presidents Bryan Furst (Daybreakers) and Sean Furst (Daybreakers) and by Chris McKay. McKay’s producing partner Samantha Nisenboim (co-producer, The Tomorrow War) will executive produce.
Renfield releases in cinemas this April 14 and we’ll leave you to sink your teeth into the brand new trailer below.