Update: Nosferatu will open on December 25, 2024.
After his biggest project yet with The Northman, Robert Eggers jumped quickly into his long-developing passion project: a new take on F. W. Murnau’s 1922 German Expressionist masterpiece Nosferatu, itself inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. With a cast featuring Lily-Rose Depp, Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Willem Dafoe, Simon McBurney, and Ralph Ineson, Focus Features have yet to set a 2024 release date but they have shared the first look, featuring Depp as Ellen Hutter.
“Yeah, it’s a scary film. It’s a horror movie. It’s a Gothic horror movie,” The Witch director tells Empire. “And I do think that there hasn’t been an old-school Gothic movie that’s actually scary in a while. And I think that the majority of audiences will find this one to be the case.” Speaking to Skarsgård’s take on the vampire, he added, “I’ll say that Bill has so transformed, I’m fearful that he might not get the credit that he deserves because he’s just… he’s not there.”
See the first look below.
Nosferatu will be released in 2024.