The story of Nicolas Cage Dracula Renfield is a mystery, especially the ending. The character of Renfield is iconic in the story of Bram stoker’s Dracula. He is a peculiar human being with an insatiable hunger for blood. His hunger for blood led to him becoming a “blood child” to Count Dracula. Renfield is not exactly a vampire but more like a human servant to Dracula. He is also a character that is loathed by the readers of the original novel.
What happens if you take the Dracula story, but then move it to New York City and turn it into a comedy? The answer is the upcoming movie Renfield Dracula. Based on the original pitch by Robert Kirkman, it is being directed by Chris McKay and written by Ryan Ridley.
What is Renfield?
In the 1897 novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, Renfield is a mental patient who exhibits the symptoms of vampirism. The character is primarily used as a plot device to provide the story’s antagonist, Count Dracula, with a human servant to do his bidding. In the novel, Renfield’s sanity is gradually destroyed by Dracula, who feeds on his victim’s blood and his insanity.
Renfield is a fictional character and the primary antagonist. As the novel’s “chief servitor of [Count Dracula’s] will”, Renfield Dracula is the one who supplies Dracula with new victims. He is a lunatic who craves insects, especially flies. He also desires to consume spiders, bats, and birds, and at one point, he hungers for rats and mice. Renfield is depicted as a tall, emaciated human with long, dark hair. He has a large, bony forehead, and only a few teeth. His face is gaunt, and his eyes are sunken in. He wears the same clothes throughout the novel.
Why is the film called Renfield?
It’s a rather simple answer, really. Very early in the development of the movie, producer Sean McKittrick and the rest of the producers of the movie took the script to horror icon Clive Barker, who is credited with bringing new ideas and new blood to the horror films. Barker read the script and told the producers that there was only one character to be named in the upcoming film: Renfield.
Why Renfield? Because Renfield Dracula is the ultimate horror fan. He is the fanboy incarnate. The biggest horror fan ever. And having a character like Renfield be the one to tell you all about the Count, seemed to be the perfect way to go.
Why the movie is famous?
The Movie is an adaptation of the graphic novel Renfield, written by Kirkman and illustrated by Tony Moore and Cliff Rathburn. In the graphic novel, Renfield is the human servant of Dracula, and the two were once human friends. It was adapted into a movie because of the success of the 2003 movie, Dracula Untold.
Who is playing Renfield?
The cast for the upcoming movie Renfield has been announced, and the movie is set to start shooting in the summer of 2022. The movie, based on the Marvel comic book character of the same name, will star Nicholas Hoult in the lead role. Hoult, who is best known for his roles in Mad Max: Fury Road and Warm Bodies, will play the titular character, Renfield. Hoult will be joined by a number of other well-known actors and actresses, including Nicolas Cage, who will play as Count Dracula. Harrelson is known for his roles in movies such as The Hunger Games and No Country for Old Men.
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Production of the Renfield Dracula Movie
In 2022, Filming for the movie began in New Orleans when several vehicles belonging to the production crew were burglarized. One security guard was present at the time of the incident, which occurred late at night in a secured parking lot. A number of items were stolen from his car, including insurance papers belonging to one of his crew members, and a laptop.
Even though he said that he felt that there wasn’t really any care about him or his team as much as there was for the main characters in the movie and actors, production assured all parties involved that they would hire additional security right then and there so that everyone could feel secure while going about their business day in and day out. Filming wrapped on April 14th, exactly one year prior to its release date!
McKay and Robert Kirkman are producing along with David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst.
Plot: What to expect from the movie
The movie is set in the 1890s and will follow Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) as he attempts to leave Dracula’s side and lead a normal life. However, his plans are disrupted when Dracula’s brides, who are in love with him, kidnap him to try and convince him to stay. The brides are portrayed by Ana Ularu. Renfield will eat flies, spiders and other living creatures, with “hundreds and hundreds” of props being created to satisfy his appetite.
Cast: Who is Cast in This Movie?
- Nicholas Hoult as Renfield
- Nicolas Cage as Count Dracula, a vampire and Renfield’s boss
- Awkwafina as Rebecca Quincy, a traffic cop and Renfield’s love-interest
- Ben Schwartz as Teddy Lobo, a mobster
- Adrian Martinez as Chris Marcos, a traffic cop
- Shohreh Aghdashloo as Ella, a crime boss
- Bess Rous as Caitlyn, a support group member
- James Moses Black as Captain J. Browning
What is the Nicolas Cage’s Dracula Renfield Movie Release date?
Universal Pictures has announced the release date for its upcoming adaptation of the Dracula novel by Bram Stoker. Renfield Movie will premiere on April 14th, 2023 and is currently slated to begin production sometime in early 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The good part is that the movie is not just a story of Dracula, but also a story of Renfield. It was good that the movie is kind of biographical for the character Renfield. It is a good movie to watch if you want to laugh a little and if you want to watch a movie that is not a typical Dracula movie.