Robert Eggers’ ‘Nosferatu’ Sets Christmas 2024 Release Date

Robert Eggers’ long-in-the-works remake of “Nosferatu” will haunt theaters next Christmas.

Focus Features has scheduled the movie for Dec. 25, 2024. On its current release date, “Nosferatu” will land on the big screen a few days after Disney’s “Lion King” prequel “Mufasa” and Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog 3,” both of which open on Dec. 20.

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Eggers wrote and directed this take on “Nosferatu,” which features an ensemble cast of Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Ralph Ineson, Simon McBurney and Willem Dafoe. It’s the second remake of F. W. Murnau’s iconic 1922 Dracula-inspired silent movie, following Werner Herzog’s 1979 film “Nosferatu the Vampyre.”

The new imagining of the cinematic classic is described as a “gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her, causing untold horror in its wake.” Eggers’ vision was first announced in 2015 and, at one point, was going to star Harry Styles.

“The audacious filmmaking of Robert Eggers is always a gift for fans, and we can promise that his Nosferatu is planning quite the Christmas feast,” Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement.

Eggers also serves as a producer alongside Chris Columbus, Eleanor Columbus, Jeff Robinov and John Graham. Focus is distributing “Nosferatu” in the U.S. with Universal Pictures International handling international distribution.

“Nosferatu” marks the latest collaboration between Eggers and Focus Features following 2022’s Viking epic “The Northman.” It also reunites Eggers with Columbus, who executive produced the filmmaker’s prior titles “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse.”

Other titles on Focus Features’ slate include Alexander Payne’s feel-good comedic drama “The Holdovers”; “Drive-Away Dolls,” from Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke; horror-comedy “Lisa Frankenstein,” written by “Juno’s” Diablo Cody; and “Back to Black,” about the life and music of Amy Winehouse. The specialty studio recently acquired Jeff Nichols’ “The Bikeriders,” which was initially going to be distributed by Disney.

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