AceShowbiz - Bill Skarsgard and Lily-Rose Depp are in negotiations to star in Robert Eggers' "Nosferatu" remake. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eggers has been planning his reimagining of F.W. Murnau's 1992 German classic - which was remade by Werner Herzog as "Nosferatu the Vampyre" in 1979 - since 2015 and it appears as if he has finally found his leading actors.
Eggers is expected to write and direct the movie for Focus Features, and he will also produce alongside Jeff Robinov, John Graham, Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus. Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Styles were previously in talks about the movie in 2019 but there were scheduling issues.
Meanwhile, Robert recently admitted production on the movie had caused him so many problems. He was unsure if he was destined to complete the work. Speaking on Bloody Disgusting's "Boo Crew" podcast, he said, "I'm just starting to think that [F.W.] Murnau doesn't want me to make it. It feels like that."
"It just feels like it's so hard, and I don't know why. And I think [Werner] Herzog had the right… because of German history and German cinema history, to make it. And maybe the ghosts of Murnau and Albin Grau are telling me… stop barking up that tree. I don't know. That doesn't mean that that's true. I'm just wondering."
The "Northman" filmmaker got his big break with horror movie "The Witch" but he admitted many classic movies of the genre were just too scary for him when he was growing up. He said, "The horror movies that were popular in the 80s were just too scary for me."
"I watched a little bit of 'Friday the 13th", and I just about… f****** died. Universal horror movies and Hammer horror movies… Corman, Vincent Price, Amicus… that kind of stuff… spoke to me. Because I could deal with it."
"I could see Peter Cushing with a severed arm in a bubbling tank and think that was pretty cool. And a little bit creepy. But I didn't have to go to the f****** emergency room. So that was the stuff I really loved. And then of course, much talked about, but Nosferatu was something that I saw pretty young that really changed my life."