Although released almost one century ago, the movie Nosferatu, also known as Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror (1922) remains as one of the darkest movies in all history. The German horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau and starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok was some sort of unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker‘s novel Dracula. With a series of real facts as dark as the movie itself, Bram Stoker‘s heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, luckily for mankind, a few prints of Nosferatu (1922) survived.
Werner Herzog filmed in the late 1970s a remake as dark as noir with his Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979), starring Klaus Kinski and Isabelle Adjani. And a third version of the movie has been filmed this year, currently in post-production, scheduled to come out this year the day of Halloween simply entitled Nosferatu (2017), directed by David Lee Fisher and with Doug Jones as Count Orlok.
But this last one is not the subject of this entry. Remember that supernatural horror film by debutant Robert Eggers called The Witch, or The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015)? Since it came out a couple of years ago, it became an instant cult classic and its director one of the most wanted names to carry on with dark ambient horror projects. Producers Jay Van Noy and Lars Knudsen hired Eggers to write and direct this new adaptation for Nosferatu, still in the first steps of pre-production. Yesterday it was known that actress Anya Taylor-Joy is joining the production for this new film. That’s excellent news, not only because she is one of the most talented young actresses that have bloomed in the last decade, but also because her work in the mentioned The Witch (2015) is one of the main keys for the movie to achieve this dark and cold atmosphere that bedazzled both critics and fans worldwide. So everybody should be very excited right now.
Anya Taylor-Joy is doing firm steps in her very short acting career since she debuted in The Witch (2015) merely 2 years ago (and what a debut!). We have recently been seeing her stealing the screen in titles like Morgan (2016) –read our review here– or M. Night Shyamalan’s Split (2016), and we will see her soon reprising this last role in the sequel Glass (2019), and the newest X-Men adventure X-Men: The New Mutants (2018) playing the role of Illyana Rasputin / Magik.
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