After seven years in the making, the Robert Eggers film remake of the classic vampire tale, Nosferatu, will arrive on our screens. Loosely based on Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, the 1922 silent German expressionist movie Nosferatu still scares audiences to this day. The story tells of a mysterious count Orlok who summons real estate agent Thomas Hutter to his Transylvanian castle to help him acquire more property. When he meets Hutter's wife Ellen, he comes obsessive and wants to suck Ellen's blood and claim her as his own – men, am I right?
The making of the film hasn't been breezy, with setbacks, cast changes and delays. From Harry Styles leaving the project, to the role switch from Anya Taylor-Joy to Lily Rose-Depp as Ellen. Taylor-Joy tapped out because of scheduling conflicts shooting Furiosa, the Mad Max: Fury Road sequel in Sydney.
Deadline reports that the movie will seemingly follow a similar, perhaps darker and more psychological plot: “In the new reimagining, Nosferatu is a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman (Lily-Rose Depp) in 19th-century Germany, and the ancient Transylvanian vampire (Bill Skarsgård) who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him.”
Who is joining the cast of the Nosferatu remake?
The cast is shaping up to be nothing short of sensational. Lily Rose-Depp, Bill Skarsgård and Nicholas Hoult are already on board, while Emma Corrin has just been added to the lineup.
Still to be confirmed is Willem Dafoe, who is a previous collaborator of Eggers on The Lighthouse and The Northman. The role he would play is unconfirmed. This would be a full circle moment as Dafoe earned an Oscar nomination for his role in Shadow of the Vampire.
Where is Nosferatu shooting?
The interior shots of the film will take place in Toronto, which is where The Lighthouse production took place. One of the film's production runners has revealed that "most of [the film]" will be shot in Prague.
What is the release date for the Nosferatu film?
The release date of the film has not been announced as the film is set to enter production next month. But Focus Feature will produce and distribute the film so the wheels are in motion.
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