Aaron Taylor-Johnson joins Nosferatu remake

Aaron Taylor-Johnson joins Nosferatu remake credit:Bang Showbiz
Aaron Taylor-Johnson joins Nosferatu remake credit:Bang Showbiz

Aaron Taylor-Johnson has joined the cast of the 'Nosferatu' remake.

The 'Bullet Train' actor is set to star in the new film version of the horror classic from director Robert Eggers, alongside Bill Skarsgard, Nicholas Hoult, Willem Dafoe, Emma Corrin and Lily-Rose Depp, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

No details have been given on the role Dafoe could be playing.

'Nosferatu' tells a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman (Depp) in 19th century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire (Skarsgard) who stalks her and brings untold horror with him.

'Nosferatu' has been a passion project of Eggers' for several years and came close in 2019 when Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Styles were in discussions to star. The story was first told on the big screen by F.W. Murnau as a silent German film in 1922 and was remade by Werner Herzog as 'Nosferatu the Vampyre' in 1979.

Eggers previously admitted he worries that all the problems he's had with the project could be a bad omen.

He said of the remake: "I’m just starting to think that [F.W.] Murnau doesn’t want me to make it. It feels like that. "It just feels like it’s so hard, and I don’t know why. And I think [Werner] Herzog had the right … because of German history and German cinema history, to make it. And maybe the ghosts of Murnau and Albin Grau are telling me … stop barking up that tree. I don’t know. That doesn’t mean that that’s true. I’m just wondering."