Horrifying news for cinema purists – unless they can find solace in those quickly deriding yet another remake while blissfully unaware that it’s already been remade once in 1979 – Nosferatu will once again stalk down darkened corridors and fail spectacularly to deal with the dawn.
The Witch director Robert Eggers is aboard to write and direct a new take on the haunting, long-fingered vampire seen in F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film Nosferatu.
According to Deadline former Warner Bros. man Jeff Robinov is developing the idea for a new, untitled take on the character and the film’s concept at his Studio 8 production company.
Eggers, who has switched from costume and production design to directing for The Witch, scored the directing prize for the film – which promises a more visceral take on the night stalker - at this year’s Sundance festival.
It doesn’t have a release date set yet, but has certainly become a selling point for Eggers, who is also making a deal with Studio 8 to direct medieval action pic The Knight.