Nicholas Hoult can't get enough of vampire movies, it seems. After taking on the title role in new horror-comedy Renfield, a modern-day take on Dracula's not-so-faithful familiar, filming has just kicked off on another of the actor's upcoming projects, Nosferatu. Directed by The Northman and The Lighthouse helmer Robert Eggers and serving as a remake of the 1922 German film, this is set to be a very different sort of bloodsucking tale.
"Rob [Eggers] has wanted to make Nosferatu since he was eight years old and he did a play of it as well when he was in high school, so it's been a passion project of his for a long time," Hoult tells the Inside Total Film podcast during our chat about Renfield.
"Honestly, I wasn't looking to go back into the vampire world again, but his style and tone are just so completely the opposite of this film, and I'm such a fan of his work that I'm excited to be in his world and watching him and learning from him. I think the film could be really special, so I'm excited for people to see it."
Nosferatu, which doesn't have a release date yet, will also star Bill Skarsgård as the titular vampire, along with Lily-Rose Depp, Emma Corrin, Willem Dafoe, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Hoult's character is Thomas Hutter, who is based on Jonathan Harker from Bram Stoker's original Dracula novel.
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