'The Witch' Director Robert Eggers to Take Over 'Nosferatu' Remake

July 29, 2015
Source: Deadline

Robert Eggers / Nosferatu

Another day, another remake. This time they're digging deep and remaking a horror classic from the early years of cinema. Deadline reports that Jeff Robinov's Studio 8 will be remaking F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent film masterpiece Nosferatu, and they've found a director who wants to bring back Dracula once again. The studio is bringing on filmmaker Robert Eggers, a writer turned director who broke out earlier this year with The Witch at the Sundance Film Festival (still yet to be released by A24). Eggers will write & direct the new Nosferatu, a fitting follow-up to The Witch and another chance for Eggers to show how talented he is.

The original 1922 Nosferatu is considered one of the great horror classics. The silent masterpiece tells the story of the vampire Nosferatu who falls for a woman. This new take is being produced by Jay Van Hoy & Lars Knudsenā€™s Parts and Labor, along with Jeff Robinov at Studio 8. The studio is also working with Eggers on the medieval film The Knight, so it makes sense they're happy to keep working with him. And this kind of dark, gothic horror fare seems much better suited for Eggers than another medieval movie. I'm very curious to see how this turns out, I'm also not as frustrated by another remake. Only time will tell if it's all worth it.

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  • capitandelespacio
    Oh. This was trully necesary. The original was old, black and white and silent! *grabs popcorn* The only thing that would improve this is if Michael Bey directed instead. Oh, btw, can't wait to sit my overweighted ass and watch this in 3D!
  • TheOct8pus
    A remake of the first vampire movie? Hasn't the world been saturated with enough vampires?
    • capitandelespacio
      "The silent masterpiece tells the story of the vampire Nosferatu who falls for a woman." Thank God for Twilight!
    The original was so groundbreaking in horror. The original can still create an atmosphere that makes me shudder
  • Bo
    Well, way back in 1979 Werner Herzog made his film version of this story. I believe it was titled Nosferatu The Vampyre starring the great, but crazy Klaus Kinski, the beautiful and young Isabelle Adjani, and the excellent Bruno Ganz. I and my friends thought it was a terrific film and actually very, very funny. Check it out. |




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