Gone are the days of Edward Cullen, Bella Swan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mona the Vampire, and we’re not sure how we feel about it. Gone are the happy-go-lucky sparkling vampires with equally attractive boyfriends/girlfriends/wolves. Instead, Hollywood are now attempting to scare the life out of us with real-life adaptations of some of the most horrifying horror movies. Yes, we’re looking at you, Nosferatu remake.
It was confirmed a few months ago that ‘The Witch’ director Robert Eggers would be taking the helm and bringing the story of Nosferatu to life. However, we’d yet to hear of any casting decisions. Until now. It’s now believed that X-Men star Anya Taylor-Joy will be joining the team, although her role is still a secret!
Anya Taylor Joy has already worked with Eggers on the 2015 supernatural horror, The Witch, and Eggers has always wanted to work with the actress again. Thankfully, Taylor has managed to find time in her schedule to fit in this new movie while filming for X-Men: New Mutants, where she will star as Magik.
The new Nosferatu movie will be based upon F.W Murnau’s 1922 movie, which itself was its own adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic story, Dracula. The story will follow the life of Count Orlock, a vampire who tries to set up shop and find himself a house in the mountains of Transylvania. However, Count Orlock soon becomes entangled in a love-affair with his real-estate agent’s wife – could Anya Taylor-Joy be taking on this role?
This movie comes at a turning point in Eggers’ career, as he takes on a project he has been obsessed with since he was a child. But that doesn’t make it any easier for a director who only has one other movie under his belt.
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.
However, Eggers is planning on using his ’The Witch’ experience to help with Nosferatu, explaining that it will have the same feel as his breakout movie.
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 so real.