Variety reported that Anya Taylor-Joy (‘The Witch’, ‘Split’) is joining her Witch Director, Robert Eggers, for his newest project. The film will be a remake of the 1922’s ‘Nosferatu’, the german horror film from F.W. Murnau. The original film was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, and starred Max Schreck in the iconic role of Count Orlok. A remake from everyone’s favorite wacky documentarian Werner Herzog was released in 1979, this one starred frequent Herzog collaborator Klaus Kinski as the vampyre.
No word yet on who will be portraying the count in Eggers’ new film, but one would assume Taylor-Joy will be playing Ellen Hutter, the object of Count Orlok’s desires. It should be a good role for the actress and you would assume teaming up with writer/director Eggers again means she will deliver another layered, moving performance like Thomasin.
Taylor-Joy is well on her way to becoming one of the most sought after young talents working today. There were even worries about her being able to be in Eggers’ new film as she is already filming the X-Men spinoff ‘New Mutants’ and she’s been announced for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split/Unbreakable sequel, ‘Glass’. I’m moderately excited for those two films, but I thought ‘The Witch’ was one of the best horror films of the last decade and I’m happy to have that creative team back together again.