We are only three months away from April 14the theatrical release of Universal’s horror comedy Dracula film Renfield, which stars Nicholas Hoult as the title character and Nicolas Cage as his bloodsucking boss. The studio has yet to release a trailer for the film, but they just took what appears to be a positive step towards sending the trailer out into the world: they’ve revealed the official logo for Renfield. You can check it out in Twitter video embedded at the bottom of this article.
That logo is probably the title image we’ll see in the trailer, so the full trailer can’t be far behind.
Based on a treatment written by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Renfield was directed by Chris McKay (The war of tomorrow) from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty). In Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, RM Renfield was an inmate of an insane asylum who was believed to be suffering from delusions, but who is actually a servant of Dracula.
In this film, Renfield has served the bloodsucker for centuries, and now he is has grown sick and tired of his centuries as Dracula’s lackey. The henchman finds a new lease on life and maybe even redemption when he falls for the frantic, perpetually angry traffic officer Rebecca Quincy.
Cage and Hoult are joined in the cast by Awkwafina as traffic officer Rebecca Quincy, Adrian Martinez as her traffic cop partner Chris, Shohreh Aghdashloo as a feared crime lord named Ella, Bess Rous as “people in toxic relationships” support group member Caitlyn, and James Moses Black and Ben Schwartz in unspecified roles.
While Universal is developing more monster projects, they were thrilled to get Renfield in production first. According to Deadline, the story’s “mix of humor and action was something the studio was looking for because so many of the other properties have more of a horror element to them.”
Kirkman, who has described the film as “a violent comedy,” is producing Renfield with David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst of Skybound Entertainment along with McKay’s producing partner Samantha Nisenboim.
Renfield has been rated R for gory violence, some gore, language throughout and some drug use. Are you looking forward to the movie? Let us know by leaving a comment below.