Director Robert Eggers’ remake of the seminal German Expressionist tale Nosferatu has reportedly wrapped filming following a six-week shoot in Prague.
Coming 102 years after the original changed horror cinema forever, Eggers’ reimagining seeks to update the tale with a cast that is a who’s who of Hollywood.
Bill Skarsgard of It and John Wick will take on the lead role of Count Orlok, thought to be the first on-screen incarnation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Alongside Skarsgard we have modern horror royalty in Anya Taylor-Joy, who has become quite the scream queen with sizeable roles in Eggers’ The Witch, 2017’s Split and 2021’s Last Night in Soho. Taylor-Joy’s The Witch co-star Ralph Ineson will also appear in an undisclosed role.
Two actors currently busy with horror films are also set to play in Nosferatu, with Nicholas Hoult and Willem Dafoe rounding out the impressive cast. Hoult recently received rave reviews for another Dracula updating, 2023’s Renfield, and the actor is slated to star in erotic-horror-thriller The One, opposite Scream’s Melissa Barrera. Dafoe is currently working on Tim Burton’s much anticipated sequel Beetlejuice 2, so quite the pair of Scream Kings, no?
Nosferatu was previously remade in 1979, as Nosferatu: The Vampyre, with Klaus Kinski in the lead and Werner Herzog directing. Despite another remake trying to get off the ground for many years, Eggers’ film will mark the property’s first modern update.
Nosferatu does not currently have a release date, but is expected to hit screens in 2024. With such a cast, we are certainly intrigued and will report any further news as it comes in.