Robert Eggers Confirms His Nosferatu Remake Is Happening

November 14, 2016

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely - Horror Fuel CEO & Executive Producer Email: [email protected]

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We reported back in February that director Robert Eggers had plans to remake F.W. Murnau’s 1922 vampire film ‘Nosferatu’. Since then its been radio silence. Making us wonder if Eggers still has plans to remake the classic that is the unofficial adaption of ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’. It seems that he does.

 

During a recent conversation with Indiewire, Eggers confirmed that the project is still happening

[It’s shocking] to me. It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do Nosferatu next,” Eggers admitted. “I was really planning on waiting a while, but that’s how fate shook out.” He continued. “Nosferatu has a very close, magical connection for me. Though if I were to make the movie 17-year-old Rob was going to make of Nosferatu it would have been something between like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Sin City, whereas this is going to be the same approach as The Witch, where 1830s Biedermeier Baltic Germany needs to be articulated in a way that seems real.”

 

 

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Director/writer Robert Eggers of "The Witch" poses for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2015 in Park City, Utah. Larry Busacca/Getty Images/AFP

Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images/AFP

 

Robert Eggers is behind last year’s fantastic genre period film ‘The Witch’ (you can read the full review HERE). If we here at Horror Fuel had our pick of filmmakers to remake ‘Nosferatu’, it would definitely be Eggers. He has an amazing talent for creating a believable period film, like ‘The Witch’ and ‘Nosferatu’. He also has a magical way of building terror and tension without the jump scares, blood and guts that a lot of genre filmmakers have come to rely on. While this is not the first time ‘Nosferatu’ has been remade, but we can almost guarantee that it will be the best.

 

 

If you have never seen the original film, I highly recommend it. In fact, you can watch it below.

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