Nosferatu is a classic film that still captivates audiences 100 years after its release. It’s a staple in many horror film collections and is set to be given new life by fan-favorite Robert Eggers. Now it has been noted that Bill Skarsgard is slated to play the infamous title character.
Bill Skarsgard was featured in the Marvel film Eternals and the newly released Barbarian. He is also starring in the 4th John Wick instalment and The Crow reboot. While these may provide a mixed view of his acting skills, working with Eggers and taking on this iconic role of the notable vampire will likely shape his future. It is already a highly anticipated movie that has only gained more buzz with the addition of other names.
Alongside Bill Skarsgard, Lily-Rose Depp has been discussed as co-starring. In addition, Chris Columbus is helping to produce this work. Finding the right film house and cast has already been an uphill battle.
Nosferatu was based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. Unfortunately, the original movie creators could not acquire the rights from Stoker’s family and were forced to create their own altered version of the beloved vampire tale. Despite this, the producer has long wished to create a vampire film, and now Robert Eggers is set to channel that energy through Bill Skarsgard.
When filming will begin and what sort of release date fans will see is still uncertain. For now, there is serious movement on Robert Eggers’ next project, and after The Northman, many are hungry to see how he portrays the most well-known monster of classic horror. Hiring Bill Skarsgard to expand on his horror repertoire is a smart move that will likely pay off as the film finally gets its chance to grip thrill seekers everywhere.