That’s good news for the year-end holiday period, which is still scant of product. The only other wide entries on Dec. 20, 2024 are Disney’s live-action sequel Mufasa and Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
“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.
Written and directed by Eggers, Nosferatu is a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her, causing untold horror in its wake. Pic stars Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Ralph Ineson, Simon McBurney and Willem Dafoe.
Eggers produced alongside Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus (Maiden Voyage), Jeff Robinov, and John Graham. Columbus was the EP on Eggers’ The Witch and The Lighthouse.
Focus previously co-financed and released Eggers’ Viking epic The Northman with New Regency which grossed $70 million worldwide. Universal International is handling overseas distribution on Nosferatu.
Focus’ current slate includes Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers currently in theaters, along with upcoming titles Drive-Away Dolls from Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke; Zelda Williams’ feature directorial debut Lisa Frankenstein, written by Diablo Cody; Back to Black about the life and music of Amy Winehouse from director Sam Taylor-Johnson; Conclave from Edward Berger; Jeff Nichols’ The Bikeriders; Baltasar Kormakur’s Touch; and Goran Stolevski’s newest feature, Housekeeping for Beginners, among others.