Director Robert Eggers has opened up a bit more about his upcoming Nosferatu remake, detailing the gothic nature of the film.

Speaking to Empire, Eggers confirmed that the remake will be a horror film. He likened it to older, “gothic” films that don’t really seem to exist nowadays.

“Yeah, it’s a scary film. It’s a horror movie. It’s a Gothic horror movie,” Eggers said. “And I do think that there hasn’t been an old-school Gothic movie that’s actually scary in a while. And I think that the majority of audiences will find this one to be the case.”

What do we know about the Nosferatu remake?

Earlier this week, fans got their first official look at the upcoming Nosferatu remake, in a still of star Lily-Rose Depp with the shadow of a clawed hand in front of her. Alongside Depp, the Nosferatu remake will also star Bill Skarsgård as the infamous Count Orlok, Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Willem Dafoe, Simon McBurney, and Ralph Ineson.

Similar to the original film, the story of Nosferatu will be a “gothic tale of obsession” that focuses on a haunted young woman being stalked by a Transylvanian vampire. The original film was released 100 years ago in 1922, and has since been regarded as one of the most influential films of all time, a horror masterpiece, and high up on the short list of SpongeBob SquarePants‘ weirdest references.

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