Another Nosferatu/Orlok/Dracula yarn? Again? How many have there been?

The original 1922 F.W. Murnau film with Max Schreck as Count Orlok. Tod Browning‘s Dracula (’31). Those Hammer Dracula films of the ’50s and ’60s with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Followed by Werner Herzog‘s Nosferatu the Vampyre (’79), Francis Coppola‘s Dracula (’92) and E. Elias Merhige‘s Shadow of the Vampire (’00) with Willem Dafoe as Max Schreck himself. What am I forgetting?

Robert EggersNosferatu will open theatrically on 12.25.24.

But technique aside, what could Eggers be expected to add to the lore? The saga has been beaten to death, and Eggers, it’s fair to say, suffered his first semi-failure when he released The Northman in April ’22. If Nosferatu works, it’ll almost be considered a comeback.

Eggers’ film costars Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Willem Dafoe and Simon McBurney.