I’m against remakes in general and the fact that such an iconic classic as ‘Nosferatu‘ is getting a fresh coat of paint should be daunting to any director but I am a bit curious as to what Robert Eggers will do with the material. While I wasn’t the biggest fan of ‘The Witch‘, his ability to set the mood for a slow paced horror film would probably work great for tackling a new look at this classic film. Apparently, it has actually been in the works since last summer as well so I’m sure we’ll be hearing some major news from it as well.
All of that being said, at least this is a remake of a 1922 film which won’t have been seen by a wide audience these days, horror fanatics included.
According to Eggers on the Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast:
“[It’s shocking] to me. It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do Nosferatu next. I was really planning on waiting a while, but that’s how fate shook out.”
He has been a fan of the film since he was a child so this is a bit of a passion project for the director who has gained a wide audience and acclaim from his big screen directorial debut. His love for the film actually began from a single shot from the film as:
“I saw a picture of Max Schreck as Count Orlok in a book in my elementary school and I lost my mind.”
This lead to him getting his mother to drive to a local mall to get a copy of the film on VHS and his love for it had him actually directing his senior play based on it.
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