Robert Eggers’ ‘Nosferatu’ Begins Production and Adds Aaron Taylor-Johnson

After many fits and starts, Robert Eggers is finally getting to make his version of the vampire tale Nosferatu. Cameras have rolled on the film, which stars Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Emma Corrin, and Willem Dafoe. In addition, Aaron Taylor-Johnson has joined the cast. More below from the movie’s official start of production.

Here is the press release with the announcement from Focus Features:

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 Night). 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 ChapterMy 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. 


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

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