The Universal Pictures, ‘Renfield,’ A Modern-Day Dracula Story, Features an Unusual Nicholas Hoult Character

MANILA, Philippines—The most recent trailer for the horror-comedy Renfield, in which Nicholas plays Dracula’s obedient and frazzled servant, shattering the stereotype of Nicholas Hoult as an overly reliant and selfish boss, is jam-packed with action and thrills.

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Renfield is a modern monster tale about Dracula’s loyal servant, Renfield. Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise) stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to Dracula Oscar® winner, Nicolas Cage.

Renfield is compelled to obtain his master’s prey and carry out his every command, no matter how heinous. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there is life beyond The Prince of Darkness’ shadow. If only he could figure out how to break free from his codependency.

The film is directed by the creator of The Tomorrow War and The LEGO Batman Movie, Chris McKay from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Ghosted series, Rick & Morty series), based on an original idea by The Walking Dead and Invincible creator Robert Kirkman.

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Along with Nicholas Hoult, the film features Awkwafina (The Farewell, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, The Afterparty) and Adrian Martinez (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Focus).

Renfield is a Universal Pictures International release that will open in Philippine cinemas in April. Watch the trailer below: