I wrote last week lavishing praise on the 2005 remake of THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, the love child of writer/director David Lee Fisher. Mr. Fisher has also been working for a while now on a similar remake to NOSFERATU. Recently Doug Jones, who appeared in CALIGARI as the sinister somnambulist Cesare and will be appearing in the lead role of Graf Orlock in NOSFERATU, recently provided some updates via his Twitter account. Said Jones: “I’m told visual effects, combining old and new, are only a couple shots from completion, and the sound design/musical score is underway. Stay tuned!!” We certainly will, Mr. Jones. And if anyone has any doubts about Jones making for an ah-may-zing Nosferatu, check out the photo accompanying this article. I think he looks pretty damn dope. No, there is no topping Murnau’s original, or the remake from Werner Herzog, either. So what? There’s room for another take on NOSFERATU all the same, provided it’s a good one, and there’s every reason to believe this one will be.
Speaking of the Herzog film, here is where you can pick up the screenplay, if you are of a mind to read it while you sit confined in quarantine. It’s a prose treatment, which means it is written more or less like a novel, which means it should make for more enjoyable reading for a dark, dark night, preferably spent alone.