As of right now, we don’t know a ton about Robert Eggers’ dream project, but we can piece together an intriguing tale based on what is available. Joining Dafoe and Skarsgärd are Lily-Rose Depp and Nicholas Hoult, with Depp portraying the still-unnamed role of Orlok’s impending victim. Eggers wrote, produced, and will be directing the film for Focus Features. Other producers of the film include Chris and Eleanor Columbus, Jeff Robinov, and John Graham.
It has not been revealed when or where filming of the film will take place. However, given Eggers’ keen eye for historical accuracy, we can probably expect it to film somewhere in Romania. After all, it is where Transylvania is located!
The original “Nosferatu” was released in 1922 and is widely considered one of the oldest surviving horror films, as well as a landmark of cinema as a whole. An unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula,” it followed the downfall of a real estate agent’s life after being sent to visit a mysterious client named Count Orlok. Experiencing terrifying events while staying with the mysterious man, he expects refuge upon his return to Germany, unaware that Orlok is following him and has set his sights on his wife, Ellen.
“Nosferatu” currently does not have a release date.