I never knew I needed Nicolas Cage as Dracula until I watched the new Renfield trailer.

The movie, hitting theaters on April 14, stars Nicholas Hoult (Beast from the X-Men movies) as Renfield, the classic minion of Dracula. In the trailer, he clearly wants out, even going to a support group and pleading his case. However, that is when Nic Cage shows up as Dracula the movie instantly becomes must see.

Awkwafina also stars as a security cop who Renfield saves in an armed robbery. Based on the trailer, it appears the two of them will find a way to get Renfield out from under Dracula’s control. It’s clearly a horror comedy and looks very funny based on the trailer.

(from left) Dracula (Nicolas Cage) and Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) in Renfield, directed by Chris McKay.

Here is the synopsis: “In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula. Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness.  If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.”

Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) directs Renfield. Ryan Ridley (Rick & Morty) penned the screenplay. It is based on an original idea by The Walking Dead and Invincible creator Robert Kirkman. 

Check out the trailer here: