It has been a few months since the last major update on Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu remake. Recently, Entertainment Weekly was able to talk to Anya Taylor-Joy – who starred in Eggers’ The Witch and was previously announced to be negotiating a role with Eggers in his Nosferatu remake – about the project’s future.
While fans of horror, The Witch, and the F.W. Murnau classic are eager for production to start on Eggers’ confirmed next project, Nosferatu seems to (unfortunately) be put on the back burner for the time being.
Alongside Nosferatu, Eggers is currently working on a film with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe labeled The Lighthouse, which Taylor-Joy explains to EW is his main focus:
“Right now, Robert is making the Lighthouse, which I could not be more proud of and more excited for, and I’m going to go and visit the set,” says Taylor-Joy, whose other credits include last year’s M. Night Shyamalan-directed Split and its upcoming sequel, Glass. “He’s such a brilliant man — other than being a wonderful human being, he’s such a brilliant director. So, hopefully, we will get the chance to make that together, yeah.”
While fans wish for more details on where the project stands, it can be speculated that Nosferatu will most likely see production after The Lighthouse.
Eggers has a personal history with Nosferatu – he directed an expressionist stage play version of the film at age 17. His adaptation went on to gain the attention of his local theatre company and a young Eggers was asked to re-stage the play professionally.
As for Taylor-Joy, she has shown her worth as a horror and thriller actress in commercially successful and widely known films The Witch and Split, and has been hard at work in contributing even more to the genre/industry with Thoroughbreds, The New Mutants, Glass (sequel to Split), and Marrowbone.
Her determination to talk further with Eggers on Nosferatu and contribute to the project shows that this isn’t just another classic-horror remake, but a promising passion project.
Speaking of Nosferatu, if you want to read up on more Nosferatu trivia, be sure to check out our March 4th edition of This Day in Horror History!