The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy and Robert Eggers are reuniting for another tale of terror, with the actress set to star in Eggers’ remake of F. W. Murnau’s silent classic Nosferatu. Eggers, a production designer who rose to prominence with his acclaimed directorial debut The Witch (or The VVitch, if you want to be a jerk about it) announced his Nosferatu remake shortly after The Witch hit theaters. “[It’s shocking] to me,” the filmmaker said late last year. “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.”
Per Variety, Eggers’ Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy, who was recently seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, has joined the remake in an undisclosed role — likely the female lead played by Greta Schröder in the 1922 original and by Isabelle Adjani in Werner Herzog’s 1979 remake. No word on how close to the original film (or Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which the original was unofficially adapted from) Eggers’ remake will adhere, but the filmmaker said “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 real.”
Listen to our discussion of The Witch below.