Talk about running out of ideas.
On the heels of the release of the original, hilarious and brilliant What We Do In the Shadows, Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 is taking the safe approach announcing an untitled remake of F. W. Murnau’s 1922 vampire pic Nosferatu.
Some good news is that Robert Eggers is aboard to write and direct the classic that is based on the Dracula mythology, says Deadline.
Eggers is being celebrated for his Sundance hit The Witch (for which he won the directing prize), which allegedly has a wonderful period look to it. It’s possible that he’s going to do something special with Nosferatu, although I don’t understand why Studio 8 doesn’t hire him to do something original? Whatevs.
The release says this will be a visceral adaptation of F. W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film masterpiece that brings the horrific vampire of Eastern European folklore back to the screen. Jay Van Hoy & Lars Knudsen’s Parts and Labor will produce.
Willem Dafoe once did an interesting take on Nosferatu with his performance in the 2000 Shadow of the Vampire. I hope Eggers has something unique up his sleeve.