As reported by Variety, The Witch director Robert Eggers is planning to write and direct a remake of the German Expressionist cinematic classic, 1922’s Nosferatu. His witchy leading lady, Anya Taylor-Joy, hopes to work with the director once again for his vision of the iconic vampire film.
The Witch quietly swept onto the scene in 2015 and won over audiences with its hauntingly atmospheric and creatively authentic New-England folktale. Anya Taylor-Joy – the breakout star of the film – went on to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, which dominated the box office during its theatrical run.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s doe-eyed talents have been in demand since the critical success of both The Witch and Split. She is currently filming the X-Men film The New Mutants and will be returning for M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable and Split sequel, titled Glass.
Tayloy-Joy is currently in negotiations to return to work with Robert Eggers for Nosferatu. Eggers reportedly wanted to team up with her early in the process, but they’ve had to work around the up-and-coming genre darling’s busy schedule.
Nosferatu – an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – follows the vampire Count Orlok of Transylvania as he buys a house in Germany and becomes enamored with the real-estate agent’s wife. Acclaimed auteur Werner Herzog directed a remake of the seminal film in 1979.
Director Robert Eggers was thoroughly devoted to the period details and authenticity of The Witch, using journals and court records for the dialogue, natural lighting, old world instruments to create the score, and historically accurate materials for the set.
If he puts the same amount of care, attention, and detail into his production of Nosferatu, it has the potential to be truly mesmerizing.