Director Of 2016’s ‘The Witch’ Opens Up About ‘Nosferatu’ Remake

Director Robert Eggers Nervously Takes On Nosferatu!

After surprise 2016 hit ‘The Witch‘, Robert Eggers confirms he will be heading a remake of the iconic horror film ‘Nosferatu‘. In an interview with Indiewire, Eggers opens up about how he is carefully taking on the project.

“[It’s shocking] to me. It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do Nosferatu next,” Eggers admitted. “I was really planning on waiting a while, but that’s how fate shook out.”

Robert Eggers already has experience with F.W. Murnau’s 1922 classic. He directed a stage production of ‘Nosferatu‘ at age 17. His life-long obsession with the German film has now come full circle now.


The Witch‘ showcased his ability for minimal horror and focus on building tension. That is something he will surely bring to this remake. Will it be another independent film like his previous film or take on a bigger budget?

Eggers went on to explain his connection to the piece during the Indiewire interview:

Nosferatu has a very close, magical connection for me. Though if I were to make the movie 17-year-old Rob was going to make of Nosferatu it would have been something between like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Sin City, whereas this is going to be the same approach as The Witch, where 1830s Biedermeier Baltic Germany needs to be articulated in a way that seems real.

There is no other news about the project. The casting of this film will be important as whoever fills in the lead role has to follow up Max Schreck.

The story of the film follows the vampire Count Orlok; an unofficial adaptation of the Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Nosferatu‘ remake is produced by Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen.

Are you excited for the remake of ‘Nosferatu‘?

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