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Anya Taylor-Joy Reteams With ‘Witch’ Director on ‘Nosferatu’!

Robert EggersThe 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.



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  • Axi

    “…shades of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining”?

  • This is a tough act to follow up with, Horzog couldn’t do it, and that’s something everyone should think about.

    • Colin Christian

      I disagree,I think Herzog’s version is at least equal if not superior to the original.

  • Phendranah

    Oh man, this has the potential to be something special. Fingers crossed on this one.

  • I genuinely think that if anyone can pull this off, it’s Eggers. His grasp of tension, period details and darkness is so strong. And that’s taking into account how much I love the original.

  • Graham

    I wonder if this will follow the same story, or be set in the same time period as the original? I hope so – I love period horror and Eggers clearly has a flair for it.

  • scream4ever

    My interest has instantly peaked!!!

  • Brian VonDerahe

    Awesome news!

  • Vader the White

    While I wouldn’t say I enjoyed The Witch, I am glad I saw it and I do think it was well made. I think this Nosferatu remake is in very good hands.

  • Colin Christian

    This is one of the films on my radar that I cannot wait to see. If the director follows on with his attention to period detail and super creepy vibe,then this could be a future classic,I’m really psyched for this,Herzog’s remake is my favorite vampire movie,I wonder if Eggers can top it?

  • Evan3

    I just hope that he crafts a wholly new story. I think Nosferatu (the silent one) is one of the greatest horror films of all time, practically perfect from a visual and narrative standpoint. The remake elevates it into a gorgeously colored fever dream that lessens the fact that it’s almost a shot for shot remake. But there must be different stories to tell with Count Orlock. Right?

  • Ocelot006 .

    Wow! I hope it’s as boring as the Witch!!!! Or the VVitch. Or whatever the fuck you wanna call it.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Brad, I thought your favorite movie of 2016 was Blair Witch. You know, the new beginning for horror? I mean you would never sink so low as to give a good review to a movie because you know the filmmakers, right?

  • Ocelot006 .

    I heard that this remake will be about a college girl having visions in modern day. Exclusive news here bro.

  • American Reaper

    I share your excitement for this film. I hope Eggers hires Mark Korven for the soundtrack again. They are both creative geniuses, and I don’t use that word for months at a time. Rock and roll is dead. But new horror movies still claw their way into our reality and shake up the status quo.

  • Lady Bathory

    OMG This is THE BEST news I’ve heard in a long time! So excited! The Witch is one of my all time favourite films and now, the two people who made it happen team up again! And on top of that for a film like Nosferatu… It seriously doesn’t get any better.

  • Simon Allen

    Sounds dreadful ….I didn’t like The Witch and do we really need a bloody Nosferatu remake ?

  • Cheddar Hayes

    I hope it’s a Venom origin story!

    • Hayden Koutras

      Let it gooooo. it’s so old

      • Cheddar Hayes

        This is as perfect as the new Pennywise.

    • Necro

      HaHa!

  • James

    Now this is something I will be very excited for! The witch was excellent and I can’t wait to see why he’ll do with this one.

  • Schmee

    “In fact, I rarely rewatch movies, yet have revisited The Witch well over a dozen times.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be8e92e73eebc7353ca8096acdfcf6492cbc686274f10c361d5bdf93f1a943bd.jpg

  • Biscoito18

    I hope he hasn’t abandoned the idea of ​​making the medieval film he talked about so much after releasing “The VVitch”.

  • Necro

    Well this is certainly interesting. Personally I think ‘Count Orlok’ is the best looking vampire……..period! I enjoyed ‘The Witch’ and I think Anya was better in that than in ‘Split’. That would be some wild shit if he opted to keep it a silent film in his version.

    • J Jett

      Necro, i agree! Nosferatu/Orlok and SALEM LOT’s Barlow (basically the same type of look) are THE most terrifying vampires ever!

      • Necro

        Yeah ‘Barlow’ is creepy looking to. I don’t know why I always forget about him when I think of Vampires.

  • J Jett

    Anya is freaking awesome and now i can’t wait for this vampire film!

  • Mr. Dry

    This might be really interesting. I loved The Witch and I’m willing to see how Nosferatu adapts not to modern visuals but to modern storytelling style.

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