“Witch” Director Talks “Nosferatu” Remake

Filmmaker Robert Eggers came to notice earlier this year with the instant horror classic “The Witch” and has confirmed a rumor that his next film will be a remake of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 horror classic “Nosferatu” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Studio 8.

Appearing on Indiewire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast, he said he originally didn’t intend it to be his next film and understands the hesitant reaction of fans:

“[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.”

Eggers also says actual history will inform the look of the vampire rather than actor Max Schreck’s appearance in the original film: “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.” Eggers previously directed “Nosferatu” as his senior play, done in a German Expressionistic style.