A Nosferatu remake is currently in the works, according to Deadline Hollywood.
According to the website, Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 has been working on a currently untitled film, which will be a remake of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film, Nosferatu, which followed the vampire Count Orlok of Transylvania as he attempted to buy a house in Germany, and ends up falling for the realtors wife.
Robert Eggers has joined in the production, serving as a writer and director for the classic horror film, which is based on the mythology of Dracula. Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen’s Parts and Labor will be producing the film, and will also be producing Eggers’ other film with Studio 8, The Knight, according to Variety.
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The duo also produced the films The Witch, for which Eggers won the best directing award at the Sundance Film Festival, Beginners and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Prior to winning the award, Eggers had made two short films, The Tell-Tale Heart and Hansel and Gretel. He also worked on The Five Stages of Grief, and the television shows I Married a Mobster and Futurestates, the International Business Times reports.
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This is not the first time that someone has done a remake of Nosferatu. In 1979, Werner Herzog made a film about the vampire, with Walter Ladengast case as the character Dr. Van Helsing. Martje Grohmann played the part of Mina and Klaus Kinski landed the lead role as Count Dracula.
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In 2000, Shadow of the Vampire was released, which presented a fictionalized version of the making of the original 1922 film. It was directed by John Malkovich, and Willem Dafoe served as the original lead actor, Max Schreck.
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Nosferatu is arguably one of the scariest and greatest horror films of all time.
The following is as told by the Huffington Post.
“Mainly for its chilling black-and-white cinematography, which leaves the audience in suspense while viewing the gothic corridors of the vampire’s Transylvanian home. Even watching the film, and Max Schreck’s eerie performance as Count Orlok, today is an unnerving experience — turn the lights off and try watching it alone with the volume blasting (bearing in mind it is from the ’20s).”
Nosferatu made other headlines earlier this year, when a group of grave robbers reportedly stole Murnau’s head from his grave plot in Stahnsdorf, Germany, which is about 12 miles southwest of central Berlin. Apparently, the thieves opened his metal coffin to reach his embalmed body, and then proceeded to steal his head. The two graves beside him, both belonging to his brothers, were not touched. Authorities have yet to identify a motive, or suspect, in the grave robbing.
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