Especially with The North coming to theaters this month, we have many questions about a scheduled release of it Nosferatou by director Robert Eggers, and we never had much of an answer there because the work always seems to disappear once it is discovered. As it turns out, even Eggers himself is not sure it will ever happen.
It was announced in 2017 that Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, The North) would star in a direction by Eggers Nosferatou film, and we had heard more recently that the project had begun to take shape… before the pre-production process stopped. As you may remember, we also learned this recently Harry Styles had to leave the project.
So what is the current state of Robert Eggers? Nosferatou? “Dude, I do not knowSays Eggers in Indiewire this week, going straight to the point. “It has collapsed twice. I tried to say the word because the word said that Harry Styles would play in the movie. I just want to be clear that it would be Hutter and not Nosferatu himself. “
Eggers continues, “I tried so hard. And I just wonder if [F.W.] The ghost of Murnau tells me you have to stop. » Murnau of course directed the original classic.
Meanwhile, in a separate interview with Slash Film this week, Eggers notes that if his Nosferatou The project never comes to life, she would love to work with him again Willem Dafoe (The lighthouse) in this. Be careful, this does not mean that Eggers would take Dafoe as Nosferatu, a role that the actor already played so memorable in 2000 in the film Vampire shadow.
Eggers pondered Nosferatou with Bloody Disgusting in 2019, “I mean, that movie [Nosferatu] is really important to me for many reasons, but I think Nosferatou is closer to the popular vampire. The vampire played by Max Schreck is a combination of the popular vampire, the literary vampire that has its roots in England before Germany, and also [has roots in] Albin Grau, the occult theories of the producer / production designer for vampires. So he’s not a traditional vampire, but he is much closer to it than Stoker, although apparently Stoker uses a lot of folklore he has researched to create his vampire. “But Dracula is ultimately much more of an extension of the literary vampire started by John Polidori, based on Byron.”
The silent cinema of 1922 followed the vampire Count Orlock, who wants to buy a house in Germany and falls in love with the real estate agent’s wife. It was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and Werner Herzog directed a remake in 1979.