Aaron Taylor-Johnson Joins ‘Nosferatu’ Remake
The Nosferatu remake is continuing to evolve as another new cast member has been announced. Bullet Train star, and rumored James Bond contender, Aaron Taylor-Johnson has signed on for the flick.
Robert Eggers is set to direct the horror classic, which has also signed Bill Skarsgard, Nicholas Hoult, Willem Dafoe, Emma Corrin, and Lily-Rose Depp, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
For those not familiar with the gothic tale, it’s a story of obsession between a haunted young woman (Depp) in 19th-century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire (Skarsgard) who stalks her and brings untold horror with him.
The story of Nosferatu was first told on the big screen by F.W. Murnau as a silent German film in 1922 and was remade by Werner Herzog as Nosferatu the Vampyre in 1979.
Nosferatu Is a Passion Project for Robert Eggers
Nosferatu has been a passion project of Eggers’ for several years. And the project came close to getting made in 2019 when Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Styles were in discussions to star. However, that didn’t work out. Yet it didn’t stop the project from moving forward. And now, according to IMDB, the movie is currently filming.
Eggers previously admitted he worries that all the problems he’s had with the project could be a bad omen.
“I’m just starting to think that [F.W.] Murnau doesn’t want me to make it. It feels like that. “It just feels like it’s so hard. And I don’t know why. I think [Werner] Herzog had the right… because of German history and German cinema history, to make it. And maybe the ghosts of Murnau and Albin Grau are telling me … stop barking up that tree. I don’t know. That doesn’t mean that that’s true. I’m just wondering.” Eggers confessed.
There’s no release date for Nosferatu that has been announced. But we’ll keep you posted as more details surface on the project!