Aaron Taylor-Johnson bites into Eggers’ Nosferatu

Bond frontrunner in a movie likely to scare the, er, living daylights out of us…


Bullet Train‘s Aaron Taylor-Johnson, currently the rumoured frontrunner for the new James Bond, has officially joined director Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu, according to industry insider Daniel RPK.

As previously reported, the film stars Bill Skarsgard (the It franchise) as the title character, with Lily-Rose Depp, Nicholas Hoult and Willem Dafoe co-starring. Eggers (The Lighthouse) scripted the movie, set up at Focus Features, with Jeff Robinov, John Graham, Robert Eggers, Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus are producing.

A reimagining of the classic, Nosferatu is a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman (Depp) in 19th century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire (Skarsgard) who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him.

A passion project of Eggers for years, he nearly got the movie made with Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Styles at Studio 8 in 2019.

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