| The Witch|
| Film director, screenwriter|
Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Jodi Redmond, Julian Richings, Lars Knudsen
Robert Eggers (born 1983) is an American film director, screenwriter and production designer, best known for his 2015 horror film The Witch. Eggers began his career as a designer and director of theatre productions in New York before transitioning to working in film.
In 2015, Eggers made his directorial debut with horror film The Witch, based on his own script. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2015. A24 Films acquired the film, and released it theatrically on February 19, 2016. Critical reception was largely positive, and the film earned over $30 million against a budget of $3.3 million.
In July 2015, it was reported that Eggers would write and direct a remake of the 1922 silent film Nosferatu, based on the Dracula mythology. The film is set to be produced by Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen for Studio 8. In November 2016, Eggers expressed surprise that the Nosferatu remake was going to be his second film, saying "It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do 'Nosferatu' next. I was really planning on waiting a while, but that's how fate shook out." Eggers had previously directed his high school's performance of the Nosferatu play, and was hired to direct a professional version of the play due to his work. Eggers credited this as the event that inspired him to pursue a career in filmmaking.
Eggers is also developing a "medieval epic" film called The Knight and a mini-series based on the life of Rasputin.
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