A Focus Features released, through Empire magazine, the first photo of the remake of Nosferatu directed by Robert Eggersresponsible for The witch It is The headlight. In it, we see Ellen Hutter (Lily Rose-Depp) scared in front of the vampire.
“It’s a very scary movie. It’s a horror movie. A gothic horror movie,” Eggers told the magazine. “And I think there hasn’t been a classic gothic film that’s really scary in a while. And I think most audiences will think that in this one.”
Eggers confirmed that Ellen is the protagonist, saying that “Lily-Rose is absolutely phenomenal” in the role, and said that the vampire will have a unique taste because of Bill Skarsgardwho already played Pennywise in the films It – The Thing. “Bill has transformed so much, I’m afraid he won’t get the credit he deserves because he… he disappeared [no papel].”
In the new version, the story – which originally took place during the Black Death – follows young Ellen Hutter (Lily Rose-Depp) in 19th century Germany being pursued by an ancient Transylvanian vampire known as Nosferatu (Bill Skarsgard), after the monster, posing as Count Orlok, uses her husband, real estate agent Thomas (Nicholas Hoult) to purchase a house in London. Emma Corrin (The Crown), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kraven the Hunter), Ralph Ineson (The Witch) and Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse) complete the cast.
Completing 100 years in 2022, Nosferatu, directed by FW Murneauis considered one of the greatest horror classics, and the pioneer of vampire cinema.
Available for free on YouTube, the film had Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Gustav von Wangenheim, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach and Max Nemetz in the cast. Nosferatu has already had new versions over the year, and as the synopsis suggests, it has a similar story to Dracula. At the time, the film freely adapted the work of Bram Stoker without his authorization, so much so that the writer’s widow sued the producers and tried to destroy all copies of the film.
Eggers specializes in period films that reflect the culture and even the language of the moment, whether it’s the Puritan New England of The Witch or the Vikings of The Northman. Skarsgard is already an expert in horror, particularly in playing scary characters, having been responsible for playing the monster clown Pennywise in It. Rose-Depp is the star of The Idol, a production that was a huge failure on HBO for 2023.
Eggers has been trying to get the project off the ground since at least 2019, and for a long time the film had Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, The Queen’s Gambit) and Harry Styles (Don’t Worry Dear, Forever) in the lead roles. Both, however, are no longer linked to the remake of Nosferatu.
Nosferatu premieres in 2024.