Nosferatu Remake Rising for Studio 8

Though we’re still pretty disturbed over the grave robbery of Nosferatu director F.W. Murnau, news of another remake of his classic tale has hit the wire. Deadline reports that Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 has set up an untitled film that is a remake of Nosferatu with Robert Eggers aboard to write and direct the classic that is based on the Dracula mythology.

Eggers won the directing prize at Sundance for The Witch. This will be a visceral adaptation of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film masterpiece that brings the horrific vampire of Eastern European folklore back to the screen. Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen’s Parts and Labor will produce, and this underscores Robinov’s determination to work with up-and-coming filmmakers as well as established ones.

Jon Silk brought the Nosferatu project into Studio 8, and the company spent the past few months tying down the rights. Robinov got $1 billion in capital for Studio 8 to generate up to six films per year that will be distributed by Sony Pictures. Those initial projects include Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which Ang Lee is currently shooting.

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