The Witch was one of the most polarizing horror movies of 2016, bringing major acclaim to director Robert Eggers and star Anya Taylor-Joy (who played Thomasin). Taylor-Joy went on to star in Split, released last February, and Eggers went to work developing a remake of F.W. Murnau’s seminal silent horror Nosferatu, released in 1922. Late last night, we got word that Taylor-Joy has joined the cast of Nosferatu, meaning the two will be reunited. We can only hope they’ll be able to recapture the magic they made with The Witch.
Eggers is writing and directing the pic. The 1922 silent movie followed the vampire Count Orlok of Transylvania, who wants to buy a house in Germany and becomes enamored of the real-estate agent’s wife. It was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” and Werner Herzog directed a 1979 remake.
Eggers wanted to reteam with Taylor-Joy on the film early in the process, but after she became a bona fide movie star in M. Night Shyamalan’s hit “Split,” the young actress’ schedule has filled up. She is currently filming Josh Boone’s X-Men film “New Mutants” and is also signed on for the “Split” and “Unbreakable” sequel “Glass,” which also stars James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson.
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If you never had a chance to check out The Witch, peep the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer (Ralph Ineson), his wife (Kate Dickie) and four of their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy), the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy (Ellie Grainger) and Jonas (Lucas Dawson) suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, testing the clan’s faith, loyalty, and love to one another.
We’ll be keeping our ears to the ground to bring you additional Nosferatu news as details emerge. Stay tuned!
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