After collaborating with Robert Eggers (The Witch) on The Northman in 2022, Focus Features has announced that production has begun on Eggers' next film, a reimagining of F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Godzilla, Kick-Ass, Savages) joining a cast that includes Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Emma Corrin, Willem Dafoe, Simon McBurney, and Ralph Ineson:

Press Release: Focus Features announced today that production has commenced on Robert Eggers’ highly anticipated next film NOSFERATU. Additionally, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Bullet Train) has joined the cast, staring alongside Bill Skarsgård (Barbarian), Nicholas Hoult (The Menu), Lily-Rose Depp (Wolf), Emma Corrin (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), Willem Dafoe (Inside), Simon McBurney (Carnival Row) and Ralph Ineson (The Green Knight). NOSFERATU is written and directed by Robert Eggers. Jeff Robinov, John Graham, Eggers, Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus are producing the film, which is currently filming in Prague.

Robert Eggers’ NOSFERATU is a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman in 19th century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him.

Taylor-Johnson will next be seen starring as the titular superhero character in the Marvel film, KRAVEN THE HUNTER. He recently wrapped production on the upcoming action/adventure film THE FALL GUY, re-teaming with director David Leitch who previously directed him in BULLET TRAIN. Taylor-Johnson’s additional credits include Christopher Nolan’s TENET and the action-spy feature, THE KING’S MAN, a prequel to the “Kingsman” film series. He is represented by WME, Brillstein Partners and Sloane, Weber legal.

Focus previously collaborated with Eggers on 2022’s THE NORTHMAN. The studio’s upcoming slate includes Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers, an untitled comedy from Ethan Coen; Nida Manzoor’s Polite Society; A.V Rockwell’s A Thousand and One; Bill Holderman’s Book Club: The Next Chapter; My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 from Nia Vardalos; Zelda Williams’ Lisa Frankenstein; Goran Stolevski’s Of An Age; Vasilis Katsoupis’s Inside and Bobby Farrelly’s Champions, among others.

[Image Note: Above image is from F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu.]

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