Nosferatu: Robert Eggers Remake of Murnau’s 1922 Classic to Star Bill Skarsgård and Lili Rose Depp

Bill Skarsgård and Lili Rose Depp in Robert Eggers’ ‘Nosferatu’ Remake

The Focus Features picture will retell the gothic vampire tale, a reboot of the 1922 classic film, with Eggers also writing the script.

 

Bill Skarsgård and Lily-Rose Depp are in talks to star in Robert Egger’s Nosferatu remake.

Skarsgård is set to play the titular vampire character in the reboot of the 1922 classic horror pic by German director F. W. Murnau, while Depp will also star.

Eggers’ Nosferatu retells the gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman in 19th century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him.

Jeff Robinov, who originally developed Eggers’ remake at his Studio 8 banner, will produce along with John Graham, Eggers, Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus. Earlier remakes of the Dracula tale loosely based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel include Werner Herzog’s 1979 pic Nosferatu the Vampyre.

Eggers has directed The Witch and The Lighthouse and has long been at work on the Nosferatu project for a fresh take on the vampire tale.