Directed byRobert Eggers
Screenplay byRobert Eggers
Based on
Nosferatu – Eine Symphonie des Grauens
Produced by
  • Jeff Robinson
  • John Graham
  • Robert Eggers
  • Chris Columbus
  • Eleanor Columbus
CinematographyJarin Blaschke
Edited byLouise Ford
Distributed byFocus Features
CountryUnited States

Nosferatu is an upcoming American gothic horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers, and starring Bill Skarsgård as the titular vampire. Following Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), it is the second remake of the 1922 German Expressionist film of the same name written by Henrik Galeen, which in turn is an "unauthorized and unofficial" adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula.

Development on the film began in 2015, following the release of The Witch. Eggers planned to make it his second film, describing it as a passion project, but eventually opted to delay production and go on to direct The Lighthouse and The Northman instead. Frequent collaborator Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Styles were attached to the project earlier, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Skarsgård and Lily-Rose Depp were cast as leads in September 2022. Nicholas Hoult joined the cast the following month, with the remaining cast confirmed in early 2023. Filming primarily took place in and around Prague between March and May 2023.

Nosferatu is a co-production of Regency Enterprises, Studio 8, and 1492 Pictures, and is set to be released theatrically by Focus Features.



In July 2015, a remake of Nosferatu was announced with Robert Eggers writing and directing. The film was intended to be produced by Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen for Studio 8.[1] In November 2016, Eggers expressed surprise that the Nosferatu remake was going to be his second film, saying, "It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do Nosferatu next. I was really planning on waiting a while, but that's how fate shook out."[2] During an interview with Den of Geek around the release of The Lighthouse in 2019, Robert Eggers revealed that although he had dedicated a lot of time to bringing the iconic horror film into the 21st century, he didn't know when or if it would happen. Despite that, Eggers said, "Look, I spent so many years and so much time, just so much blood on it, yeah, it would be a real shame if it never happened".[3] In February 2022, again during an interview with Den of Geek around the release of The Northman, Eggers was asked if he and Anya Taylor-Joy still communicated about the project, saying, "We definitely talk about it, and I don't know why it's been so hard to make happen."[4] In March 2022, Harry Styles dropped out of an undisclosed role in the film, citing scheduling conflicts.[5]

On September 2022, it was reported that Bill Skarsgård was set to play the main character of the film while Lily-Rose Depp also was in talks to co-star.[6] Skarsgård was originally cast in Eggers' The Northman, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.[7] Nicholas Hoult entered negotiations the following month,[8] with all three confirmed to star by January 2023 alongside the addition of Willem Dafoe.[9] Emma Corrin would join the cast the following month.[10] In March 2023, production began in Prague, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Simon McBurney and Ralph Ineson added to the cast.[11] Among the noteworthy filming locations was the 13th century Rožmitál Castle in Rožmitál pod Tremšínem and Prague's Invalidovna complex, a Baroque building registered as a national landmark.[12] The film wrapped principal photography on May 19, 2023.[13]


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  2. ^ O'Falt, Chris (November 11, 2016). "Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast: Witch Director Robert Eggers' Lifelong Obsession with Nosferatu and His Plans for a Remake (Episode 13)". Indiewire. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Crow, David (October 15, 2019). "Robert Eggers on Status of Nosferatu, Prepping Next Film". Den of Geek. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  4. ^ Crow, David (February 18, 2022). "Robert Eggers and Anya Taylor-Joy Still Planning Nosferatu Remake". Den of Geek. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
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  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 7, 2022). "Nicholas Hoult Eyes Robert Eggers' Nosferatu Movie At Focus". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 26, 2023.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 26, 2023). "Willem Dafoe And Robert Eggers Eye Reunion On The Director's New Nosferatu Film At Focus Features". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 26, 2023.
  10. ^ Bamigboye, Baz (February 13, 2023). "The Crown Star Emma Corrin Boards Robert Eggers' Gothic Horror Nosferatu". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 13, 2023.
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 3, 2023). "Aaron Taylor-Johnson Joins Robert Eggers' Nosferatu Movie For Focus". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 3, 2023.
  12. ^ "'Nosferatu' now filming at Prague's historic Invalidovna complex". The Prague Reporter. March 27, 2023. Retrieved April 11, 2023.
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