‘Nosferatu’ Is Creeping Into the 21st Century

Nosferatu, 1922 (via Roger Ebert)

If you thought the world was done and moving on from vampire movies, I’ve got some bad news for you.

It’s not all bad; a remake of Nosferatu, the granddaddy of all vampire movies, is in the works. Directed by F.M. Murnau, the 1922 silent film is an unofficial adaption of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. History’s most famous vampires will serve as Robert Eggers’s inspiration as he writes and directs this as-of-now untitled remake of a horror classic.

Gary Oldman as Count Dracula in 1992’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula (via Fan Pop)

Currently, there’s no telling what the movie will look like, sound like, or even be about, but Eggers’s last horror film won the Directing Award at 2015’s Sundance Film Festival. Coming off the heels of The Witch, a horror movie/period piece about a 1630’s puritan Christian family, Eggers is the ideal choice to work with Studio 8 now that they’re done tying down the rights on Nosferatu.

The Brooklyn writer and director already has a stage adaption of Nosferatu under his belt along with stage and short film productions of other various fantasy-noir classics such as Hansel and Gretel and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart. Unofficially expected to premiere in 2016, it’s needless to say this will be a must-see for anyone with a love for scary movies. In the meantime, The Witcher has enough kicks to fuel your nightmares for the next year.

Director and writer Robert Eggers (via Indie Wire)
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