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The remake of Nosferatu is coming, and has cast a horror veteran

April 20th, 2016 by Phil Robinson Comments

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If horror has had a face since the the turn of the century, it has been Doug Jones. The man has been involved in every aspect of the major horror names that are going, be they fanboy favourites like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, or working with genre titans like Guillermo del Toro. But now a new project is in place, as Jones is set to star in the Nosferatu remake.

Variety are reporting that filming has already begun on the remake of the unequalled horror original, with Jones – not surprising any fan of the genre – playing the titular character.

Based off the film that is considered the first ever vampire outing on the big screen, the original is very much a film about one woman’s descent into the real world, as well as her quest to save her true love.

The project will have a rather unique look, combining a mixture of live-action footage with colourised digital backgrounds recreated from the original film; director David Lee Fisher certainly has his hands full.

Other cast members include Emrhys Cooper, Joely Fisher, Sarah Carter and Jack Turner.

The original film, unleashed all the way back in 1922, was an unauthorised film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula. It was changed up because the studio didn’t get the rights to the novel, but the legacy of the film has transcended any original struggles.

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