The vampire is starting to stir.
The long-gestating reimagining of the 1922 silent film classic Nosferatu–a pet project of director Robert Eggers for years–is gaining some real traction with the signing of its two leads, according to a report on Deadline.
Eggers–hot off his triumph with The Northman–has lined up Bill Skarsgard (Barbarian) as his lead and Lily-Rose Depp (Silent Night) as the film’s co-star. Eggers will direct and write the screenplay for the Focus Features film, which has not yet announced a production schedule or release window.
The new 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 stalks her–bringing untold horror with him,” according to the logline.
The original Nosferatu–an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula–was directed by F.W. Murnau from a screenplay by Henrik Galeen. In the film, Count Orlok (Max Schreck) is a vampire “who preys on the wife (Greta Schroder) of his real estate agent Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) and brings a plague to their town,” according to the synopsis.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this remake of Nosferatu.