Nicolas Cage’s Dracula

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

One of the most hyped horror movies on the horizon is the Universal Monsters movie Renfield. And that’s mostly because Nicolas Cage is playing Dracula! We will have to wait though, Renfield comes to theaters on April 14, 2023. So in the meantime, we will have to be happy with the photos. This week we have some first-look images from the set of the film that gives us a taste of Cage’s take on the blood-sucker.

Nic Cage has stated he is very much into playing Dracula in Chris McKay’s upcoming Universal Monster Spin-off, Renfield. The film stars Cage as Drac and Nicholas Hoult in the titular character. In the photos of Cage, you can see that he is going for a Bela Lugosi look with the eyebrows, lips, hair, and pendant, not to mention all the bling on those fingers. The addition of the blood-red velour suit is a change. It looks like a smoking or lounge jacket, so this may not be the default look. This is a stylish addition that brings Cage style to the character.


Cage is huge on taking strange influence in his roles. Cage has said he is taking on the visage of David Bowie. Cage playing Bowie as Dracula? The film is said to be a modern-day adventure story that is comedic in tone. The film centers on Renfield (Hoult), who has grown sick and tired of his centuries as Dracula’s (Cage) lackey. The henchman finds a new lease on life and maybe even redemption when he falls for feisty, perennially angry traffic cop Rebecca Quincy (Awkwafina). Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Bess Rouss also star. Ryan Ridley (“Rick and Morty”) wrote the script for Renfield.

Will it be a hit or a miss? Only time will tell. However, with Cage, we are sure to have iconic moments regardless.

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