Robert Eggers who helmed the acclaimed period piece, The Witch is not on board to direct another film with serious appeal. That film is Noferatu, and whether the purist in you wants to chuck your laptop across the room, or the remake addict in you wants to force you to your knees in glorious praise to the powers above, we should probably extend Eggers a chance to change the way we view the film, for – hopefully – the better.
Nosferatu is no doubt one of the most inspirational and influential movies in history, and that makes tampering with it an abnormally risky (honestly I never thought we’d see an actual outright remake of F.W. Murnau’s ground breaker) maneuver. But Eggers is quite the talented gent who could certainly help bring an age old tale to the attention of younger crowds. We’re all for that.
All that said, even Eggers who shared some thoughts with Indiewire, seems understanding of the position he’s in.
“[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.”
Sure, this one will be dangerous, Robert. But you’re a damn fine filmmaker and if anyone can do this story justice, it’d got to be you!
We’ll keep you updated as more production info rolls in.
Watch the original film in its entirety below!