Since late final yr, Robert Eggers has been step by step 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 not too long ago Willem Dafoe, who beforehand labored with Eggers on final yr’s The Northman.
Focus introduced by way of press launch that the movie’s primary forged additionally options Aaron Taylor-Johnson, star of final yr’s Bullet Prepare and (finally) 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 presently 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 presently below wraps.
In that very same launch, Focus additionally introduced that the movie was presently in manufacturing at Prague. Skarsgård will play the titular vampire, and Rose will painting Ellen Hunter. This’ll be the second film of his brief 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 lady 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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