It’s been a long time in the planning–but what does time mean to the dead (or the undead)?
Robert Eggers–the filmmaker behind such genre hits as The Witch and The Lighthouse–said several years ago that he wanted to reunite with star Anya Taylor-Joy to remake the 1922 silent horror classic Nosferatu. Well, it seems those plans are still on the drawing board, according to a report on collider.com.
Just don’t hold your breath waiting–the film won’t hit theaters any time soon. The director and actor are both pretty busy right now.
Taylor-Joy–who made her film debut in Eggers’ The Witch and also will appear in his latest effort, The Northman–has had a full slate lately. Fresh off her success in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, she will star in The Menu, Furiosa (the Mad Max prequel) and the thriller Laughter in the Dark.
Taylor-Joy joked about her hectic schedule during a recent interview. “All my friends are like, ‘What are you doing? Take a break’. But the roles are too good. I’d rather just go for it and do my best,” she said.
Eggers–who plans to write and direct the Nosferatu remake–also is keeping busy with ongoing post-production work on The Northman–starring Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe–that is slated for theatrical release April 8, 2022.
As for the Nosferatu remake, this won’t be the first time the iconic vampire film, that was loosely based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, will be attempted. Werner Herzog also directed a reboot of the movie, 1979’s Nosferatu the Vampyre. Eggers’ remake will most likely not even start shooting until the end of 2022, so stay tuned.
The original Nosferatu–directed by F.W. Murnau from a screenplay by Henrik Galeen–follows Count Orlok (Max Schreck) “who wants to buy a house in Germany and becomes enamored of the real estate agent’s wife.” Fortunately for horror fandom, the film is a lot scarier than it sounds.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this remake of Nosferatu.