Even before Bela Lugosi graced the screen as Dracula, we met Count Orlok, unforgettably played by Max Schreck in 1922’s Nosferatu. Subsequently, Klaus Kinski took over the role in Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre, released in 1979, and the character will soon be played by Doug Jones in a new film. But man, can you even imagine Javier Botet in the role?!
For Botet, the creature performer who has nestled his way into our nightmares in films like [REC], Crimson Peak, Mama and IT, Nosferatu is a dream role, he tells Broke Horror Fan.
“I would love to play Nosferatu,” Botet just told the site. “I would love to be in a James Bond movie. My crazy dream is to be the Joker; a dark, dark, very creepy Joker.”
Botet is PERFECT for the role of Nosferatu, a role he was probably born to play. So here’s hoping Robert Eggers (The Witch) is listening… if he’s still even making his own Nosferatu.
The 1922 silent movie followed the vampire Count Orlok, who wants to buy a house in Germany and becomes enamored with the real-estate agent’s wife.