Robert Eggers‘ The Witch was hands down my favorite genre film of 2016. In fact, I rarely rewatch movies, yet have revisited The Witch well over a dozen times. It’s a masterpiece. It was obvious he would move onto something great but I never imagined he would take on the risky Nosferatu remake. Yet, here we are, and if there’s one person I’m confident in it would be Eggers. Not only did he make a masterful genre film that had shades of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining but it was a low budget indie period piece, which is like playing with fire in the film world. It’s unclear the direction of this remake but I can only hope that he dabbles in period once again and takes it to another level.
He’s going to have some help, however, reteaming with his The Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy, who went on to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s monster hit Split, reports Variety.
The 1922 silent movie followed the vampire Count Orlok of Transylvania, who wants to buy a house in Germany and becomes enamored of the real-estate agent’s wife. It was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” and Werner Herzog directed a 1979 remake.
Taylor-Joy is currently filming New Mutants with the Split sequel, Glass, shaping up to shoot soon after. Nosferatu should shoot early in 2018.