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Robert Eggers’ "Nosferatu" First Look Unveiled


Tue 25 Jun 2024 | 11:10 AM
Yara Sameh

Focus Features has finally unveiled the official teaser trailer for Robert Eggers’ long-awaited re-imagination of the silent horror movie “Nosferatu“.

The reimagining stars Bill Skarsgård as Dracula and Lily Rose-Depp as the object of his affection, Ellen Hutter.

The cast also includes Nicholas Hoult as Ellen’s husband Thomas Hutter, Willem Dafoe as Professor Albin Eberhart Von Franz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Friedrich Harding, Emma Corrin as Anna Harding, Simon McBurney as Herr Knock, and Ralph Ineson as Dr. Wilhelm Sievers. 

Eggers serves as writer and director of "Nosferatu", while Jeff Robinson, John Graham, Eggers, Chris Columbus, and Eleanor Columbus are producing.

Nosferatu

“Nosferatu”, which was released in 1922, is loosely adapted from Bram Stoker’s famous novel “Dracula“.

The new reimagining will be the second remake of F. W. Murnau’s iconic 1922 Dracula-inspired silent movie, following Werner Herzog’s 1979 film “Nosferatu the Vampyre”.

"Nosferatu" is derived from an archaic Romanian name for a vampire, following a copyright spat with the estate of Bram Stoker, the Irish novelist who wrote the Dracula novel in 1897. Murnau’s vampire was renamed Count Orlok.

The Focus Features project was first announced in 2015, just after the premiere of “The Witch” at the Sundance Film Festival, and at one point, was going to star Harry Styles.

Nosferatu

"Nosferatu" has been in development for six years; it was suspended in the middle for Eggers to shoot “The Lighthouse” and the Viking drama “The Northman”.

In the new reimagining, Nosferatu is a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman Ellen Hutter (Depp) in 19th-century Germany and an ancient nocturnal Transylvanian count (Skarsgård) who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him.

Previously, Harry Styles and Anya Taylor-Joy were set to play Thomas Hutter and Ellen Hutter but dropped out from the project due to scheduling conflicts.

“Nosferatu” is scheduled to release in theaters on December 25. Focus is distributing the pic in the U.S. with Universal Pictures International handling international distribution.