Nicholas Hoult: Going From ‘Renfield’ To ‘Nosferatu’

by Thomas Tuna

There are vampires…and then there are vampires.

Nicholas Hoult has seen both sides of the vampire coin: He stars in the horror-comedy Renfield–out this weekend–and is part of the stellar cast of the remake of the 1922 silent horror classic Nosferatu.

So, what does the actor think of the two decidedly different takes on bloodsuckers? During a recent interview with Total Film, Hoult praised Nosferatu writer/director Robert Eggers and his efforts on the reboot.

“Rob has always wanted to make Nosferatu since he was eight years old,” Hoult said, “so it’s been a passion project of his for a long time. Honestly, I wasn’t  looking to get back into the vampire world again, but his style and tone are completely opposite of Renfield.”

Hoult added that he’s “excited to be in Eggers’ world and watching him and learning from him. I think the film could be really special, so I’m excited for people to see it.”

The Focus Features Nosferatu remake–shooting now in Prague–stars Bill Skarsgard in the title role, as well as Willem Dafoe, Lily-Rose Depp, Emma Corrin, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Simon McBurney and Ralph Ineson.

The film is described as “a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman (Depp) in 19th-Century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire (Skarsgard) who is stalking her–bringing untold horror with him.”

The original Nosferatu–an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula–was directed by F.W. Murnau from a screenplay by Henrik Galeen. In the film, Court Orlok (Max Schreck) is a vampire “who preys on the wife of his real estate agent and brings a plague to their town.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this Nosferatu remake.


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