Robert Eggers’ long-awaited version of the remake of Nosferatu will arrive in cinemas not this year but next Christmas. Focus Features has scheduled the film’s release for December 25, 2024, therefore shortly after the prequel to The Lion King by Disney, titled MufasaAnd Sonic the Hedgehog 3 by Paramount, both out December 20th.
Eggers wrote and directed this new version of Nosferatuwhich boasts a stellar cast: Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Ralph Ineson, Simon McBurney and Willem Dafoe are the big names who will be directed by Eggers on set.
This is the second remake of the iconic film inspired by Dracula of 1922 by FW Murnau (of which you can watch the trailer in the video at the top, at the head of this article), after Nosferatu, the prince of the night by Werner Herzog from 1979.
This new take on one of cinema’s greatest classics is described as a “gothic tale of obsession between a tormented young woman and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her, causing unimaginable horrors in her path.” Eggers’ vision was first announced in 2015 and was initially supposed to star Harry Styles.
The president of Focus Features: “Nosferatu is planning a rather bold Christmas party”
“Robert Eggers’ bold direction is always a treat for fans, and we can promise that his Nosferatu is planning quite a bold holiday celebration,” Focus Features president Peter Kujawski said in an official statement.
Eggers is also a producer on the film, along with Chris Columbus, Eleanor Columbus, Jeff Robinov and John Graham. Focus will distribute Nosferatu in the United States, while Universal Pictures International will handle international distribution.
Nosferatu marks the latest collaboration between Eggers and Focus Features following the 2022 Viking epic titled The Northman. It also reunites Eggers with Columbus, who served as executive producer on the director’s previous films, The Witch And The Lighthouse.
Other titles in Focus Features’ lineup include the film that mixes comedy and drama The Holdovers by Alexander Payne, Drive-Away Dolls by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, the horror comedy Lisa Frankenstein written by Diablo Cody by JunoAnd Back to Blackfocusing on the life and music of Amy Winehouse.