Director in recent years Robert Egger has developed a remake of the classic 1922 vampire film Nosferatu. Eggers is the filmmaker who brought us films like before The witch, The lighthouseand the upcoming movie The Northman. The chances are good Nosferatu will be his next film and he wants to Willem Dafoe to play in it.
Eggers has previously worked with Dafoe The lighthouse, and the actor was freaking awesome in this movie! He’s there too The Northman and plays some kind of fool. The two talents obviously enjoy working together, so it’s logical that Eggers would want to work with him again.
Of course when I think about it Nosferatu and Willem Dafoe, I immediately think of the fantastic horror satire from 2000 Shadow of the Vampire where Dafoe played a fictionalized version of Max Schrek, the actor who played Vampire Count Orlok in the original film. If you haven’t seen it Shadow of the Vampire, you have to do that! It’s a great film that tells a fictional story about the creation of Nosferatu and also stars John Malkovich as director FW Murnau.
It would be pretty incredible to see Dafoe take on the role of the vampire Count Orlock in the film. During an interview with /Film, Eggers was asked about his Nosferatu film and if he wanted to cast Dafoe in it. This was his answer:
“‘Nosferatu’ is such an incredibly important movie and such an incredibly important story to me, so it always leaks out, you know, maybe he’d play Ellen? Who knows.”
Anya Taylor Joy has been associated with this film project for a long time and will most likely take on the role of Ellen Hutter, the leading actress in the classic 1922 film. It was recently announced that Harry Styles had been cast in the film but had to drop out.
Nosferatu is an unauthorized film adaptation of Bram Stoker‘s Dracula. The story follows a vampire named Count Orlok from Transylvania who expresses interest in a new residence in Germany. Here he falls in love with the wife of his real estate agent.
Eggers has a long history with Nosferatu, when he produced a remake of it for his senior year project. He also played Count Orlok in “a scene-by-scene recreation of the silent film, complete with intertitles and sibling gargoyles”.
As a fan of Egger’s work, I look forward to seeing his vision of Nosferatu.
https://geektyrant.com/news/the-northman-director-robert-eggers-wants-willem-dafoe-to-star-in-his-nosferatu-movie THE NORTHMAN director Robert Eggers wants Willem Dafoe to star in his NOSFERATU film – GeekTyrant