Wicked Horror sat down for an interview with director Robert Eggers discussing his new film The Witch. When the conversation turned to the Nosferatu remake to which he has been attached for some time, he had some interesting things to say. In fact, don’t hold your breath on that project materializing anytime soon.
When we asked Eggers about the future of his Nosferatu redux, he offered the following update: “For like a director in my place to be doing Nosferatu seems really distasteful and ugly and egomaniacal and other things like that. Like, that hit the trades in a big way. I’m not saying that–It still might happen but it’s in the future and I’ve been working on another film for the past year.
This likely comes as good news to most horror fans as the original film is near perfect and hailed as one of the scariest motion pictures of all time. Moreover, it was already remade in 1979 by Werner Herzog.
The remake was 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.”
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for the full interview with Eggers later this week.