Robert Eggers describes Nosferatu’s ‘difficult shoot’

Director Robert Eggers has detailed how difficult that is Nosferatu was shot.

Director Robert Eggers has detailed how difficult that is Nosferatu was shot.

Eggers has directed many successful films. He began his career with a strong directorial debut, The Witch, a folk horror film. He went on to direct such films as the 2022 horror film The Lighthouse and the epic action thriller The Northman. His next film is a remake of the 1922 silent film Nosferatu.

“I’m trying to go beyond my capabilities,” Eggers said Rich. “As always, it was a difficult shoot. Last night we were shooting a scene on a ship with lots of rain and waves and the rain deflector that tries to blow rain out of the lens was broken and fogged up.” It was first announced in July 2015 that he was directing the film would, but ultimately postponed that film to direct The Lighthouse and The Northman first.

“I’m so lucky that I did The Northman first and learned what I learned,” he says. “When I think about the production plan of Nosferatu that we had the first time around, I’m sure I would have kind of pulled it out of my butt, but it’s hard not to imagine that it failed.”

Eggers will again be working with frequent collaborator Willem Dafoe on this project. “Willem is willing to do anything and cut off his arm for the scene,” says the director while reflecting on The Lighthouse. “He’s a hell of a pleasure to work with: he’s been in The Northman, he’s been in (upcoming) Nosferatu, I hope I’ve never done a film without him.”

Who is in the Nosferatu cast?

The cast includes Bill Skarsgård as Count Orlok, Nicholas Hoult as Thomas Hutter, Lily-Rose Depp as Ellen Hutter, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Friedrich Harding, Emma Corrin as Anna Harding, Willem Dafoe as Professor Albin Eberhart Von Franz, Simon McBurney as Herr Knock and Ralph Ineson as Dr. Wilhelm Sievers.