The classic film Nosferatu, which was originally produced in the early
1920’s, is set to undergo a remake over 90 years after the original film
was produced. The project, which is being administered by Studio 8, is
currently in an unnamed state. Robert Eggers has signed on to write and
direct the newest film adaptation of this classic. Eggers, who won the
directing prize for his work in “The Witch” at Sundance, is reportedly
very excited about beginning work on this unnamed remake of F.W. Murnau’s
incredible classic. The vampire character in the film is of an Eastern
European folklore, and the film will be a visceral adaption of the first
effort. Many special effects artists, makeup technicians, and other
skilled production experts will collaborate on their hopes to make this
remake a success.
The original Nosferatu film centered around a fictitious individual named Thomas Hutter who lives in a town called Wisborg, Germany. He was summoned by his employer to visit a man named Count Orlok. To make a long story short, Count Orlok turns out to be a vampire who terrorizes him throughout his stay at the castle, and then chases him all the way home. It is only Hutter’s wife that eventually helps to defeat the vampire.
Jon Silk brought the current Nosferatu project into Studio 8 and the company spent a number of months tying down the rights. Although critics wonder if the new adaptation will stick to the original script, it will definitely be interesting to see how the remake treats the original story.