Robert Eggers goes beyond his limits with ‘Nosferatu’

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Something about it Robert Eggers’ the work feels grim, fake, and she lived Anna Taylor-Joy tempted by the taste of the butter in it The Witchcertainly the case in The Lighthouse from Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe they lost their minds and did you even see how muddy The Farmer there were?

And on that note, expect his latest film, Nosferatu, to feel the same by bringing to life one of Hollywood’s most iconic vampires. His work on it The Farmer it gave him the experience of working on a big production, and he needed it to take on the horror film he’s been trying to make for ten years. Last year, after the release The FarmerEggers finally started working on his passion project.

The story revolves around the mysterious and ominous Count Orlok, a vampire who tries to establish his reign of terror. As he moves to a new country, he is haunted by a young woman named Ellen, who is very similar to her lost love. As Ellen’s husband, Thomas Hutter, gradually discovers the shocking truth about Orlok, he races against time to protect Ellen and his community from the monstrous vampire’s unquenchable thirst for blood. .

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In September 2022, it was announced that Bill Skarsgård has been cast as the title character in the film, while Lily-Rose Depp he was also in talks to take Ellen’s role. Skarsgård was cast in first The Farmer but they had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. Next month, Nicholas Hoult entered negotiations to play Thomas, and by January, all three actors were confirmed to appear, along with the addition of Willem Dafoe. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Simon McBurney, Emma Corrin and Ralph Ineson to the cast. Notable filming locations included the 14th-century Rožmitál Castle in Rožmitál pod Tremšínem and the Invalidovna complex in Prague, a Baroque building listed as a national landmark. Principal photography ended on May 19, 2023.

Robert Eggers wants to push his limits

Speaking to Empire Magazine, Eggers explained that, as with his previous projects, he intended to expand his own abilities, and see how far he could push himself.

“I’m trying to go as far as I can. As usual, it was a difficult shot. Last night we were doing a scene on a boat with a lot of water and waves, and the -water creeper, which is trying to go. water blows out of the lens, breaks down and fogs. I spent the last few days working with Russian sailors on a boat alone I’m so glad I did The Northman first and learned what I learned When I think about the Nosferatu production plan we had for the first time, I’m sure I would have been able somehow pulled out of my chest, but it’s hard not to think of it as a failure.”

Nosferatu you don’t have a release date yet, but stay tuned to Collider and we’ll bring you the news as soon as we have it. Meanwhile, check out our interview with Eggers for The Farmer below.

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