Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Another Day Another Remake

So it wouldn't be a Wednesday if we weren't hearing about yet another remake on the horizon. Hollywood seems lost in and endless cycle of sequels and remakes at the moment with the likes of Blair Witch,  Flatliners, Amityville Horror and the Mummy getting tarred with the remake brush while Hellraiser, Insidious, Jeepers Creepers and the Purge all getting another installment. The remake in production that I was originally talking about though is that
classic of German Expressionism era cinema Nosferatu.

The original 'Nosferatu' was made in 1922 and famously starred Max Shrek as Count Orlock- a character heavely inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula. Nosferatu may have been a loose adaptation but an unauthorized adaptation it was nonetheless and the film was almost lost when courts decided to destroy the original reels of the finished film after Stoker's widow successfully sued on grounds of breach of copyright.

Attached so far to this project is the up and coming director of the Witch Robert Eggers who is rumoured to be directing a medieval knight epic prior to the Nosferatu remake so it is unclear just when production would begin.

Of course he is not the first director to remake this classic film. In 1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre was directed by the legendary Werner Herzog and starred the great Klaus Kinski as the iconic Count Orlok.

So are you excited by this news or are you dead done with remakes?

Who would you like to see in the role of Count Orlock?

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