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Anya Taylor-Joy Says ‘Precious’ Actors Probably Shouldn’t Work with Robert Eggers

Anya Taylor-Joy is giving fair warning to any fellow actors eyeing a Robert Eggers film. The “Witch” breakout star, who teamed up again with the director on “The Northman,” addressed why Eggers is known for helming tough productions while speaking to IndieWire at the NYC red carpet premiere of Mark Mylod’s “The Menu” on Monday night. “I think anybody that’s precious would have a difficult time, just in the sense it’s a difficult, physical shoot,” Taylor-Joy exclusively told IndieWire at “The Menu” New York premiere. Her “The Menu” co-star Nicholas Hoult is set to lead Eggers’ long-awaited “Nosferatu” film, which initially was set to...
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Anya Taylor-Joy Turned Down Disney Offer to Make ‘The Witch’ with Robert Eggers

After collaborating on “The Witch” and “The Northman,” Anya Taylor-Joy and Robert Eggers are an inseparable duo in the minds of many cinephiles. But if one day in Taylor-Joy’s life had gone differently, that collaboration may have never come to fruition. In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Taylor-Joy recalled the experience of being cast in Eggers’ “The Witch.” The film was the actress’ first major screen credit, but she almost made her acting debut on a very different kind of project. As it turns out, she was offered the role in “The Witch” on the same day she received another...
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Robert Eggers Envies Medieval Craftsmen, Says It’s Hard to Be Creative in ‘Modern Secular Society’

Click here to read the full article. In his first three films, Robert Eggers has consistently looked to the past to explore the darkest corners of the human experience, often focusing on the idea of obsession. So it’s hardly surprising that the director would have some interesting thoughts about how life as an artist has evolved over time. In a new interview with Slash Film to promote the VOD release of “The Northman,” Eggers waxed poetic about the role of artists in the modern entertainment industry, and lamented that his own ego often gets in the way of his creative process. “This...
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Robert Eggers still can't believe Hollywood let him make 'The Northman'

“In the cycle of revenge, there are no winners.”. Robert Eggers, the 38-year-old filmmaker whose artistry has become renowned after three movies, believes he didn’t do anything too out there with his latest picture The Northman, co-written with Icelandic poet Sjón. In his own words — and Eggers...

Director Robert Eggers on Building Historic Authenticity in 'The Northman'

The critically acclaimed film "The Northman" is now available on Peacock, DVD, and Blue Ray, and director Robert Eggers joined Cheddar News to discuss the process of getting everything right about his brutal drama. “Me and my collaborators were working with some of the finest Viking historians and archaeologists in the field when we were making this," he said. "So the material, culture, and the spiritual world is you know, the best attempt at historical accuracy."
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Robert Eggers considering change of filmmaking approach

Robert Eggers considering change of filmmaking approach. Robert Eggers is thinking about the way he makes movie after the disappointing box office figures for his historical epic 'The Northman'.
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THE NORTHMAN Director Robert Eggers Reveals Why He's In No Rush To Helm A Marvel Movie

The Northman received rave reviews when it was released earlier this year, but it didn't manage to find much of an audience. The movie grossed a mere $66.8 million on a budget that is believed to have landed somewhere between $70 million and $90 million. Needless to say, this once again drives home how challenging it is to attract moviegoers to an original IP.

Robert Eggers Feels He Needs to ‘Restrategize’ After ‘The Northman’

The Northman is one of the best films of the year: a bruising, bloody Viking action-adventure that roars with maniacal ferocity and enchants with hallucinatory intrigue. Conceived and executed on an epic scale, imbued with timeless themes of vengeance, honor and destiny, and saturated with the idiosyncratic folk-horror personality of its author, it’s precisely the sort of unique large-scale original everyone claims Hollywood is no longer interested in producing. Yet despite those exemplary qualities, as well as a star-studded cast (led by Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, and Willem Dafoe) and widespread critical acclaim, Robert Eggers’ third feature—following the haunting The Witch and batshit-insane The Lighthouse—has underperformed in the U.S., with a multiplex run that currently stands at $33 million (against a reported $70-$90 million budget). In a theatrical environment now primarily dominated by superhero tentpoles and IP-centric blockbusters, Eggers’ ancient revenge saga is beginning to resemble another depressing reminder that, perhaps, the old ways are fading fast.