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The Witch director confirms that Nosferatu remake is his next film

Back in July of last year it was revealed that The Witch director Robert Eggers had signed on to direct a studio remake of F.W. Murnau’s silent horror masterpiece Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, and now the filmmaker has confirmed to IndieWire that it will be his next project.

“[It’s shocking] to me,” said Eggers. “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.”

Released in 1922, Nosferatu was a loose, unauthorised adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and starred Max Schreck in the role of the hideous Count Orlok.

Eggers’ take is not the only Nosferatu remake in the works, as David Lee Fisher (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) has also shot a “remix” of the film, which sees Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) starring as Count Orlok.

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