The first image of Nicolas Cage as Dracula, in the upcoming Renfield, has appeared: it’s been worth the wait.

With the actor set to play the iconic Count in the upcoming horror comedy, Renfield, we’ve been anticipating our first look at the actor in full vampiric regalia. Now, images of Nicolas Cage as Dracula have emerged online and the actor looks every bit as flamboyant and vampirish as you’d hope. We’ve been excited about the film’s premise since its announcement, with the story set to follow Renfield, the Count’s mind-addled henchman and his ‘problematic’ relationship with the iconic vampire.

Since Cage was announced as Dracula, interest in the project, which is being directed by The LEGO Batman Movie’s Chris McKay, has naturally skyrocketed. The project also marks Cage’s return to studio filmmaking after years of giving a string of wild performances in smaller movies. The look of each Cage character is always something to behold, whether it’s the wild hair and loud shirts of 1987’s Raising Arizona or the Terminator 2 inspired all-black garb in 2011’s Drive Angry. Once again, the actor has not disappointed us as you can see below.

Starring alongside Cage are Nicholas Hoult as the titular Renfield, Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, and Shohreh Aghdashloo. As for what characters they’ll be playing, we know that Awkwafina’s traffic cop will be called Rebecca Quincy and that Adrian Martinez will play her buddy and work colleague, Chris. Aghdashloo’s character is named Ella, and will be one of the city’s most feared crime lords.

Renfield will be released in cinemas on 14th April 2023. And here’s the man…

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