Nicolas Cage was Born to Play Dracula in ‘Renfield’

Renfield stars Nicolas Cage as Dracula and hits cinemas April 13. There’s a new trailer you can watch above. That should be all you need to know. Okay, there might be a few people out there who need a little convincing. They must fall into the “Nicolas Cage isn’t a good actor” camp. The thing is, that camp couldn’t be more wrong. He’s a phenomenal actor. It’s just that his fearless approach means he’s willing to be perceived as bad, resulting in his appearance in as many terrible movies as amazing ones.

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Image: Universal Pictures

Saying that, we’re pretty confident Renfield will join the latter list for the Oscar winner, which already includes stone-cold classics like Raising Arizona, Vampire’s Kiss, Leaving Las Vegas, Face/Off, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and Mandy. In this update on the Dracula story, Cage embodies the iconic vampire opposite Nicholas Hoult’s Renfied, the immortal blood sucker’s long-suffering familiar. It seems like Renfield is at the end of his tether this time around as he’s joined a support group in order to deal with the toxic master-servant dynamic in which he finds himself.

Beyond that, the trailer promises a little limb-severing and some stylised slow-motion action set pieces, but it’s hard to say much more about what the film’s plot is. But in a world where trailers frequently give everything away that’s no bad thing.

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Cage and Hoult are joined for this vampiric affair by Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and Ben “Don’t Be Suspicious” Schwartz. Chris McKay of The Lego Batman Movie takes on directing duties, while writing is handled by pen-wranglers responsible for Invincible, The Walking Dead, and Rick and Morty. Still not convinced to take this Cage-tastic ride? You’re on your own.

Actually, as a final reminder that Cage always delivers the goods one way or another, while looking back on his remarkable career for this story we found a movie called Wings of the Apache, which looks like a dodgy Top Gun knockoff that substitutes Maverick’s F-14 Tomcat for the aforementioned attack helicopter. If that isn’t worth adding to everyone’s must-watch list we don’t know what is.

Renfield hits cinemas April 13. Watch the trailer above or via the link below.

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Rob Edwards

Rob Edwards is Man of Many’s Branded Content Writer. Based in Sydney, he's a former editor of Australian T3, Official Nintendo Magazine Australia, and Official Windows Magazine. Rob specialises in consumer technology and lifestyle products.