Universal’s Horror Comedy Film Renfield Wraps Production

Universal Pictures has declared that principal pictures on Chris McKay’s forthcoming horror comedy film Renfield has eventually been concluded, soon after more than two months of filming. It is scheduled to make its debut in theaters on April 14, 2023.

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Renfield is staying directed and manufactured by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War) from a story based mostly on an first pitch from The Strolling Dead’s Robert Kirkman and was written by Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty). Producers are Skybound Entertainment’s Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst, with McKay’s spouse Samantha Nisenboim set as an government producer.

It centers close to Dracula’s titular henchman, “who has developed ill and weary of the hundreds of years he has worked as the dim prince’s lackey,” reads the synopsis. “He finds a new lease on everyday living when he falls in appreciate for a feisty, perennially offended targeted traffic cop.

The movie stars Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road), Golden Globe winner Awkwafina (The Farewell), Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Mandy), Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Adrian Martinez (Emphasis), and Bess Rous (Ghostbusters).

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Renfield is element of Universal’s growing list of upcoming monster tasks, such as Elizabeth Banks’ Invisible Female, Matt Stawki’s Monster Mash, Karyn Kusama’s Dracula, the Ryan Gosling-led Wolfman movie, David Keopp’s extended-gestated The Bride of Frankenstein reboot, Josh Cooley’s Little Monsters film, Blumhouse’s The Detail adaptation, the James Wan-developed Van Helsing movie, and extra.