Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu reimagining is one of those projects that has never quite seemed able to get off the ground, but the tides may be turning. Bill Skarsgård (It, Barbarian) is now attached to play the titular character, with Lily-Rose Depp (Silent Night, Yoga Hosers) co-starring.
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) is no longer starring in the film, owing to her busy schedule. Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse) will write the script and direct, with Jeff Robinov, John Graham, Robert Eggers, Chris Columbus, and Eleanor Columbus producing.
According to Deadline: “In the new reimagining, Nosferatu is a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman (Depp) in 19th century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire (Skarsgård ) who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him.”
The original Nosferatu was released in 1922, directed by F.W. Murnau. Wener Herzog directed his own take, Nosferatu the Vampyre, in 1979.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)