The undead may not stay in the grave, but they sure can be put on ice.
At least that’s the case with the apparently star-crossed remake of the 1922 silent horror classic Nosferatu, according to a story in The New Yorker.
It was reported last summer that director Robert Eggers (The Witch) was gung-ho on an ambitious remake of the vampire film–with Anya Taylor-Joy attached to star–but no updates were forthcoming. Until now.
The magazine article reports that Eggers had planned to move to Prague to prepare for the remake, but it seems that Harry Styles (Dunkirk)–who must have become involved in the project sometime over the last seven months–had to beg off, citing scheduling conflicts. So, the film is now on hold.
Another fly in the ointment may well be Taylor-Joy and her jammed schedule. She’s busy with the Mad Max prequel Furiosa and the thriller Laughter in the Dark. Nice to be busy.
With very little else to go on at this time, it would seem the Nosferatu remake may sit on the shelf for some time. But, as always, stay tuned.
The original Nosferatu–an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula–was directed by F.W. Murnau from a screenplay by Henrik Galeen. In the film, Count Orlok (Max Schreck) is a vampire “who preys on the wife (Greta Schroder) of his real estate agent Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) and brings a plague to their town,” according to the synopsis.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the Nosferatu remake.