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Nosferatu remake to have Doug Jones as Count Orlok

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This could be very cool.

The 1921 F.W. Murnau’s 1921 film Nosferatu: A Symphony of the Night had one of the creepiest vampires ever in the shape of Max Shrek as Count Orlok. The film was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Upon its release, Stoker’s widow ordered all copies of the film burned. Luckily for us, one copy was missed.

Werner Herzog remade the film in 1979’s Nosferatu the Vampyre. That had Klaus Kinski as the Count.

Then there was Shadow Of The Vampire which was a film about the making of the original Nosferatu, but took the notion that Max Shrek (played by Willem Dafoe) was a real life vampire. It’s worth checking out if you haven’t already seen it.

The new film is set to have Doug Jones – Abe Sapien in HellBoy, the Silver Surfer in Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the Fauno and Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth, The Gentlemen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the alien Cochise on Falling Skies – as the Count and I think he will be excellent in the role.

Filmmaker David Lee Fisher aims 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.

It is currently at the Kickstarter stage so head on over and pledge some money so we can see the film.

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Poster by Illustrated by Casey Castille, Typography by Gina Alessi.

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