Published: Wed, August 16, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Anya Taylor-Joy in talks to star in Nosferatu remake

Anya Taylor-Joy in talks to star in Nosferatu remake

Rising star Anya Taylor-Joy ('Split, ' "Morgan") and "The Witch" director Robert Eggers are set to reunite on the upcoming remake of F.W. Murnau's silent horror classic 'Nosferatu, ' according to Variety. 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".

Robert's remake, which will be produced by director Chris Columbus and his daughter Eleanor, will not be the first. In 2000, the film Shadow of the Vampire, starring John Maklovich, Cary Elwes, Eddie Izzard and Willem Dafoe, was a dark comic fictional take on the making of the 1922 film.

Anya Taylor-Joy's popularity in Hollywood has really skyrocketed since appearing in Witch as well as M. Night Shyamalan's hit movie Split.

Usually, the announcement of a remake of a decades-old horror movie, specifically one based on a story so well-known as Dracula, wouldn't be the cause for all that much celebration, but the combination of these two artists instantly makes this new Nosferatu worth looking out for. She'd go on to star in Split - she'll also be in the sequel, Glass - and is now filming New Mutants, the X-Men spin-off where she stars as Magik, the mutant sorceress and younger sister of Colossus. She'll reprise her role in the sequel Glass, which also stars James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.

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