While Nicolas Cage’s Dracula is bound to be a major player in “Renfield,” he’s not the main character. That distinction goes toward the titular Renfield (Nicholas Hoult), the vampire’s loyal servant. Gore and hilarity ensue, and fans can’t wait to see another classic Cage performance that’s more than likely going to inspire even more memes.
For many, “Renfield” is appointment viewing, like Twitter user @motelsiren, who wrote, “RENFIELD is my Super Bowl. i fully threw my fists in the air when the trailer came on before cocaine bear. nicolas cage as dracula as a modern-day homage to the draculas who came before him is all i’ve ever wanted in this life. i don’t want to see any slander on my timeline tysm.” Based on other reactions, that statement hardly seems like hyperbole.
Plenty of people were sold on Nic Cage’s name alone, but the sheer lunacy of the film is just another selling point for @RedheadfromMars: “Nicolas Cage as Dracula is about to become my entire personality.” Meanwhile, @LouisPeitzman has another pitch for Nic Cage’s character, “Can we just do a shot-for-shot remake of Dracula with Nicolas Cage instead of whatever Renfield is.” That’s a lot of hype to live up to. See if “Renfield” lives up to it when it comes out in theaters on April 14.