It isn’t simply the horror components; the place masculinity was a serious ingredient in each “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 actual 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 fort in Transylvania in Murnau’s unique silent traditional. On this model, nonetheless, it sounds as if Ellen will get a bigger position 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-Pleasure was starring as initially deliberate, however I am prepared to offer 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 position whereas on the similar time leaning even more durable into the “people vampire” side. “For my part, he appears to be like like a lifeless Transylvanian nobleman, and in a manner that we have by no means truly seen what an precise lifeless Transylvanian nobleman would seem like and be dressed like,” Eggers added. After “The Final Voyage of the Demeter” gave us an unconventionally inhuman tackle the unique Dracula (as performed by creature actor specialist Javier Botet), I am all of the extra intrigued to observe Skarsgård work his personal magic in an identical capability.
“Nosferatu” will launch theatrically at some yet-to-be-announced date in 2024.