It isn’t simply the horror parts; the place masculinity was a major element in both “The Lighthouse” and “The Northman,” it sounds as if “Nosferatu” will see Eggers returning to the female themes of “The Witch.” The movie stars Lily-Rose Depp as Ellen Hutter, the girl whose husband, the true property agent assistant (and never so thinly disguised stand-in for Jonathan Harker from “Dracula”) Thomas Hutter, encounters the vampiric Depend Orlock throughout a enterprise journey to his fortress in Transylvania in Murnau’s unique silent basic. On this model, nonetheless, it sounds as if Ellen will get a bigger function to play. “It is much more Ellen’s story than earlier variations,” Eggers defined to Empire. “And Lily-Rose is totally phenomenal.” (Personally, I nonetheless want Anya Taylor-Joy was starring as originally planned, however I am keen to present Miss Depp a good shake.)
In the meantime, Invoice Skarsgård is bringing Depend Orlock to life within the movie, giving him one other iconic film monster notch so as to add to his belt after his turns as Pennywise in “It” and “It Chapter Two.” To listen to Eggers inform it, the actor is “honoring who had come earlier than him” within the function whereas on the identical time leaning even tougher into the “people vampire” facet. “In my view, he seems to be like a lifeless Transylvanian nobleman, and in a means that we have by no means really seen what an precise lifeless Transylvanian nobleman would appear to be and be dressed like,” Eggers added. After “The Final Voyage of the Demeter” gave us an unconventionally inhuman tackle the unique Dracula (as played by creature actor specialist Javier Botet), I am all of the extra intrigued to look at Skarsgård work his personal magic in an identical capability.
“Nosferatu” will launch theatrically at some yet-to-be-announced date in 2024.