Doug Jones, known for his roles in “Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Strain,” will star in a remake of the 1922 German Expressionist horror film “Nosferatu.”
Variety reports that director David Lee Fisher (“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”) intends to make a “remix” of the original, combining live-action with colorized digital backgrounds recreated from the F.W. Murnau silent classic.
Shot in 1921, “Nosferatu” was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” that substituted Count Orlok for the more famous vampire. Stoker’s widow sued for copyright infringement, and a court ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. Luckily, a few copies survived.
Jones is joined in the remake by Emrhys Cooper (“Mamma Mia”), Joely Fisher (“Ellen”), Sarah Carter (“Falling Skies”) and Jake Turner.
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