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Witch director aims to sink his teeth into Nosferatu remake…

December 20th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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…

 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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