It amazes me to this very day that there haven’t been more remakes of the much revered and often imitated classic Nosferatu: A Symphony of the Night. The 1921 F.W. Murnau film still holds its own as one of the creepiest vampire tales (loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula) ever put to film.
In 1979 Werner Herzog tried his hand at making a remake with Nosferatu the Vampyre, starring Klaus Kinski as the fiendish Count Orlok, with mixed results; and we think it’s high time someone brings the Count back in all of his ratlike glory. The man for the job… there’s no doubt about it… is Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, “Falling Skies”).
Filmmaker David Lee Fisher thinks so too as he’s just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Nosferatu: The Feature Film Remix starring Jones.
“The goal of this project is to produce a feature-length, faithful homage to this classic masterpiece through use of an updated story structure, plot pacing, visual effects, and importantly sound and music,” says Fisher. “We believe this ‘fresh take on an old tale’ will bring something new to devoted fans and excite an entire new generation of audiences as well.”
This is one project we’d love to see funded. What say you?