Help Doug Jones Kickstart a NOSFERATU Film Project!
One of my favorite vampires films of all time is the very first one ever made, 1922's F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, which features an insanely creepy vampire by the name of Count Orlock. Murnau originally wanted to make an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but the Stoker estate shut him down, so he basically made his own unauthorized version of the story. If you haven't seen it yet, you need to check it out. It’s a beautifully terrifying film.
Director David Lee Fisher wants to do what he calls a “remix” of the movie, which will star none other than Doug Jones, who you know from films such as Hellboy, The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Pan's Labyrinth, to play Count Orlack. According to Jones, this is a role that he has always wanted to play, and there’s no doubt that he would be amazing. He's definitely got some really cool make-up effects that were created for the character he'll be playing.
So in case you’re wondering what a movie remix is, watch the Kickstarter announcement video below. Basically, it involves digitally placing new actors in the place of the old actors into the original scenes of the original film. It also comes along with added dialogue, sound and music. Fisher did the same thing with the classic 1920 movie, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
I see the potential with this, and it could be completely awesome! It would also be great to see Jones fulfill his dream of playing this character. Check out the Kickstarter video below, and if you want to help fund the movie remix, click here!