It was reported in an interview with director Robert Eggers in the New Yorker this week that Styles had pulled out of the project last minute, due to scheduling conflicts.

Styles has had a busy couple of years. As well as extensive touring for his solo project, he recently featured as Eros in 'Eternals'. He stars in upcoming films 'My Policeman' and 'Don't Worry Darling'. The singer and actor also just announced his upcoming album 'Harry's House'.

Alongside Styles opting out, the pandemic had put the entire project on hold. Since, it's been in limbo. But Eggers told Den of the Geek last month that he still has the film in his sights.

When asked about whether he still communicates with Taylor-Joy about the possibility of making the film, he replied, "We definitely talk about it, and I don't know why it’s been so hard to make happen."

The original 'Nosferatu' released in 1922 and starred Max Schreck as Count Orlok, a vampire who plagues a town. It is widely regarded as the one of the most influential horrors in cinema history.

Eggers was also asked whether we could see Taylor-Joy as Countess Orlok. His reply shut down the exciting concept. "I've seen people write about that. That certainly hasn't been the take that Anya and I have been exploring, but anything is possible."

Taylor-Joy has featured in previous Eggers movie 'The Witch' and is set to star in his upcoming project 'The Northman', which releases next month.

"With the repeat collaborations, there's an understanding of taste and an understanding of goals, and a shorthand that is really important for everyone," said Eggers.

'The Northman' releases in Irish cinemas on April 22.