Nicolas Cage’s Dracula Movie Renfield Wraps Production

Nicolas Cage's Dracula Movie Renfield Wraps Production

Nicolas Cage’s Dracula movie Renfield officially wraps production exactly one year before it is set to hit theaters in Spring 2023.

Nicolas Cage’s Dracula movie Renfield officially wraps production exactly one year before it is set to hit theaters in Spring 2023. The upcoming dark fantasy horror-comedy revolves around the titular Dracula henchman as he elects to leave behind his life of servitude to the iconic bloodsucker after meeting and falling in love with feisty traffic cop, Rebecca Quincy. Nicholas Hoult leads the cast of Renfield as the eponymous protagonist alongside Nicolas Cage as Dracula, Awkwafina as Rebecca, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Bess Rous and James Moss.

Development on Renfield was first announced in late 2019 when Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher signed on to helm the project with Rick and Morty alum Ryan Ridley penning the script on a pitch from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, who is producing via his Skybound Entertainment banner. After a couple of years of dormancy, the film would finally gain some steam in early 2021 when The Lego Batman Movie’s Chris McKay entered talks to direct as Fletcher began working on Paramount’s reboot of The Saint. Casting on Renfield began shortly thereafter with Hoult the first to sign on followed by Cage and now audiences have some exciting news for the film.

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Just over two months after kicking off, the official Universal Pictures Twitter account has revealed that the Nicolas Cage-led Dracula movie Renfield has wrapped production. The announcement was made with a photo of stars Nicholas Hoult and Awkwafina and director Chris McKay holding the logo for the film and announcing filming has concluded exactly one year ahead of its release. Check out the announcement below:

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Since making his feature directorial debut with The Lego Batman Movie, McKay has proven to be a consistent director in his turnaround time outside of the animated genre. The 48-year-old filmmaker followed up the Will Arnett-led film with Chris Pratt’s The Tomorrow War, a big-budget sci-fi actioner that he effectively wrapped filming on within three months. Though Renfield was likely shot for a fraction of the Prime Video film, McKay’s ability to finish it within two months of kicking off does prove an impressive feat, especially after production was hit by burglars within a week of getting underway.

Anticipation has been high for Renfield’s arrival since it was first announced Cage had been cast as Dracula, with many feeling the Oscar winner to be a perfect fit for the iconic vampire and the film’s more comedic tone. Additionally, with set photos revealing a colorful and eccentric look to the character and Cage teasing a range of inspirations from An American Werewolf in London to Malignant and David Bowie, the movie is already gearing up to be another intriguing chapter in his filmography. Only time will tell when Renfield hits theaters on April 14, 2023.

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Source: Universal Pictures/Twitter

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