When it comes to classic horror movies, they just don’t get much more iconic than 1922’s Nosferatu, a German film directed by F.W. Murnau. An unauthorized adaptation of Dracula, the silent film is one of the all-time greats, still effectively chilling to this very day.
Werner Herzog remade the classic film in 1979 as Nosferatu the Vampyre, and 2000’s Shadow of the Vampire used the tale as the inspiration for a brilliant bit of satire. It’s been many years since we’ve seen him but Count Orlok is headed back into our lives, courtesy of a brand new remake.
Deadline reports today that Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 is developing an untitled film that will serve as a remake of Nosferatu, with Robert Eggers (The Witch) attached to write and direct.
The film is being described as “a visceral adaptation of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film masterpiece that brings the horrific vampire of Eastern European folklore back to the screen.”
We’ll have more on this developing project in the near future.