Renfield Star Nicolas Cage Teases His Dracula Voice Origin
Nicholas Cage is an actor who has made some really good movies and some really bad ones, but right now the star is enjoying a renaissance that is set to continue with his starring role as Dracula in Universal’s comedy horror, Renfield. As a character portrayed by dozens of on-screen actors, Cage will bring his own unique style to the iconic Count, and he recently opened up about how he developed his voice for the role.
Based on the classic character from Bram Stoker’s novel, Renfield is the latest film to come out of Universal’s revamp of their old monster movies that were originally meant to be brought back to life as part of the dark universe. However, when the original plan fell through with its first outing, the Tom Cruise-starred The Mummy, Universal took a different route to bring its old properties to a new audience. Although little is known about the film’s plot, Cage was seen in full Dracula costume and makeup in some set photos, and talking to Variety to promote his new film, Butcher’s crossing, he explained how he was inspired by Christopher Lee and his own father for the role. He said:
“[It’s] kind of a fusion of a kind of mid-Atlantic August Coppola accent combined with a bit of Christopher Lee, with a bit of Anne Bancroft for good measure.
You can watch the video, which saw Cage continue to show his voice here.
Renfield will premiere in April 2023.
With filming completed on Renfieldthe film will be hitting theaters soon, with its current release date set for April 14, 2023. With Cage as Dracula, which is probably one of the biggest attractions of the film, Nicholas Hoult will be playing the role holder of the Earl’s loving servant, and other stars include Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Bess Rouss, Shohreh Agdashloo and James Moses.
The film has undergone some changes since it was first conceived by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and the screenplay was later written by Community and rick and morty writer Ryan Ridley. The combination of Kirkman’s horror and Ridley’s comedic references will no doubt give a good idea of how the film will draw a line between the two genres, and it could help the film be another hit for Universal on its own. new way to revive his old movie monsters. in a modern and unique way.
While many versions of Draculaand other films based on the characters created by Bram Stoker, usually set in a distant time, Renfield will be set in the present day, which could shake up the archaic aspects of the original novel and make Dracula’s presence comedic if the Count woke up after a number of years and found himself confronted with some modern aspects of the life he has no real knowledge of. Naturally, it will be easier to get a better idea of what the film is about when a first trailer of Renfield appears later this year.