The Robert Eggers-directed remake of the legendary Nosferatu the Vampirehas lost one of its main actors.
The highly anticipated The Northman, directed by Robert Eggers will land in French cinemas on May 11, 2022. This bloody and brutal Vikings film will be a new demonstration of the filmmaker’s love for legends and other folk tales. Indeed, the very interesting The Witch and The Lighthouse already had fun going back to the sources of certain myths to better draw disturbing and organic readings from them, but no less modern and contemporary.
And Robert Eggers does not seem about to stop there since after The Northman, the guy is going to rub shoulders with another myth among the most popular, that of the vampire, with Nosferatu. The remake of the masterpiece of the same name – directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau in 1922 – is preparing to be shot in Prague. However, one of the actors scheduled for the casting has recently decided to jump ship: Harry Styles.
It was during an interview with the New Yorker that Robert Eggers revealed that the former singer of boy band One Direction should have played in his next feature film. But finally, officially for scheduling problems, the actor had to leave the project. As a reminder, Nosferatu would not have been the first steps of the man in the cinema since he appeared in Dunkirk by Christopher Nolan, or in a post-credits scene from Eternals by Chloé Zhao, among others. It will especially be on the poster of the highly anticipated Don’t Worry, Darling by Olivia Wilde at the end of 2022.
To console ourselves, let us remember that the marvelous Anya Taylor-Joy will be well back in the filmmaker’s next film – already present in its The Witch and The Northman. The cinematographer of Eggers’ first three films, Jarin Blaschke, will also make his return behind the camera, which promises a new plastic pleasure as the director’s first two films have been, and seems to be his next.
We should also note that Robert Eggers seems to maintain a long-standing close relationship with Nosferatu since the same paper of New Yorker reveals that the filmmaker, when he was only in high school, co-directed a staging of the film on stage with two of his brothers as actors. Add to that the aesthetics of The Lighthouse which was largely influenced by German Expressionism – the period which saw the birth of Murnau’s film – and Robert Eggers’ interest in the 1922 masterpiece seems quite transparent.
In any case, at Ecran Large, we really want to see what it will give. Alas, we will therefore have to wait a little longer since the filming of the feature film has not even started yet. While waiting to know more, we will have to wait patiently on May 11 to discover Robert Eggers’ third film, The Northmanor revise its classics by rewatching the 1922 film, or its famous remake released in 1979, directed by Werner Herzog, Nosferatu, ghost of the night.