Since late final 12 months, Robert Eggers has been progressively including stars to the incoming remake of Nosferatu that he’ll be writing and directing. Invoice Skarsgård and Lily Rose-Depp have been the primary to affix his movie, adopted by Nicholas Hoult and extra just lately Willem Dafoe, who beforehand labored with Eggers on final 12 months’s The Northman.
Focus introduced by way of press launch that the movie’s foremost forged additionally options Aaron Taylor-Johnson, star of final 12 months’s Bullet Prepare and (ultimately) Kraven the Hunter. He’s joined by Ralph Ineson, and Simon McBurney; Ineson performed the titular Inexperienced Knight within the 2021 fantasy movie, whereas McBurney at present stars as Runyan Millworthy in Prime Video’s Carnival Row. So far as who they’re taking part in in Nosferatu, the roles of all three actors are at present underneath wraps.
In that very same launch, Focus additionally introduced that the movie was at present in manufacturing at Prague. Skarsgård will play the titular vampire, and Rose will painting Ellen Hunter. This’ll be the second film of his quick filmography that he’s tailored from a earlier work; The Northman was based mostly primarily on Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus’ legend of Amleth. (Grammaticus’ legend additionally served because the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Hamlet.)
All through the years, Eggers has made clear his need to remake the 1922 horror movie, which itself is loosely based mostly on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The earliest logline describes his tackle the fabric as a “reimagining….a gothic story of obsession between a haunted younger girl in nineteenth century Germany and the traditional Transylvanian vampire who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him.”
A launch date for the Nosferatu remake has not been given.
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