We LOVED The Witch here at FTN… it was a study in slow, calculated paranoia and fear and we knew that director Robert Eggers would have big things ahead of him.
And it doesn’t get bigger than Max Shreck, the original big screen vampire.
The director has confirmed that, despite hoping to hold back and do another smaller movie, the project is now in his lap and he has a plan: “[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.”
But if you’re expecting the classic bald appearance made so famous by actor Max Schreck (above) in the 1922 original, well, don’t: “I can’t also do Max Schreck again either, so that’s fun, so it’s going back to the origins of the folk vampire.”
We’re not exactly sure how the project came to be in his seemingly reluctant hands – surely Warners and Studio 8 aren’t ‘forcing’ him to make it? – but however it came about, we look forward to seeing what he comes up with.
What do you think of The Witch meets Nosferatu? Is that floating your boat? Let us know…