Nicolas Cage’s fierce-looking Count Dracula is revealed in new first-look pictures from the set of upcoming horror comedy Renfield.
Nicolas Cage is a very pale looking Dracula in the first photos from the set Renfield. Nicholas Hoult plays the vampire’s involuntary assistant in the upcoming horror comedy from The Morning War Director Chris McKay. Renfield also stars Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez and Shohreh Aghdashloo.
The character of Renfield was of course invented by Bram Stoker in his famous Dracula Novel. The character’s now-famous on-screen portrayal came through actor Dwight Frye in 1931’s Bela Lugosi Dracula. Many other notable actors have also taken on the Renfield role over the years, including Klaus Kinski, Arte Johnson and Tom Waits. Renfield, who used to have status as a lackey alongside the iconic vampire, is now in the spotlight as Hoult takes on the role for a modern horror comedy, this time Cage’s vampire taking a backseat.
But even though Dracula may be number two in RenfieldThere’s clearly more excitement about Cage’s performance as a vampire than about Hoult’s role as his henchman. Now thank you People Fans got their first look at Cage’s Dracula and it really seems like a wild idea. Click here to see all photos of the First Look set Renfield. And see in the room below People‘s tweet along with one of the behind-the-scenes pics:
It’s of course hard to guess what to expect from Cage’s performance as Dracula, given what an unpredictable performer he can be (he has recently hinted that he was inspired by David Bowie and his own father, August Coppola, what that’s worth). But these new images certainly seem to promise a highly exaggerated, even cartoonish, vampire. Tim Burtons dark shadows springs to mind when you look at Cage’s pale face, purple lips and very flashy vampire costume. Hoult, on the other hand, looks a lot more average in the one picture of him wearing a purple sweatshirt. But all is probably not well for Renfield as this sweatshirt happens to be spattered with blood.
plot details Renfeld are of course being kept under wraps, but the film was described by writer-producer Robert Kirkman as “a funny, extremely violent comedy“About”how sch – ty a job“It’s being Dracula’s henchman. In fact, serving a vampire seems like a job that would cause a person a lot of stress, and that could double if the vampire in question is played by Cage. Indeed, thanks to the handful of set photos that have emerged, it seems that the comedy element of Renfeld will be strong and pretty crazy. That should be great news for Cage fans, who enjoy nothing more than watching their favorite memory-wielding star chew up the landscape with ruthless abandon.
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- RenfeldRelease date: March 23, 2022
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