Nosferatu Next On The Remake List

Nosfera2 surely already in a studio bod's brain


by James White |
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If you thought being a classic rendition of a famous monster made you immune to the remake machine, think again! Because filmmaker Robert Eggers is aboard to write and direct a new take on the haunting, long-fingered vampire seen in F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film **Nosferatu.

Former Warner Bros. man Jeff Robinov is developing the idea for a new, untitled take on the character and the film’s concept at his Studio 8 production company. According to Deadline, the new movie will be a “visceral” adaptation of the original, which saw the Eastern European creature stalk his prey and deal badly with the dawn.

Eggers, who has switched from costume and production design to directing for The Witch, scored the directing prize for the film at this year’s Sundance festival. It doesn’t have a release date set yet, but has certainly become a selling point for Eggers, who is also making a deal with Studio 8 to direct medieval action pic** The Knight**.

He's not the first to remake Nosferatu, of course: Werner Herzog directed a stately version in 1979 with Klaus Kinski as the Count. But Eggers will likely still need a shield for the ‘net reaction that someone wants to try another (s)take...

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