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Doug Jones to Star in ‘Nosferatu’ Remake

Filming has begun on the remake of the iconic German expressionist horror film “Nosferatu” with Doug Jones starring in the title role.

F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film is considered the first true vampire film ever made. It follows a young woman’s supernatural quest to not only save her true love’s soul, but in fact the entire world from the shadow of infernal darkness.

Director David Lee Fisher (“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”) is creating a remix of the original film with a mixture of live-action combined with colorized digital backgrounds recreated from the original film.

The film, shot in 1921, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” with names changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel.

Jones has played such characters as Abe Sapien in the two “Hellboy” movies, the Pale Man from “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the Silver Surfer in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.”

Other cast members include British actor Emrhys Cooper (“Mamma Mia”), Joely Fisher (“Ellen”), Sarah Carter (“Falling Skies”) and Jack Turner.

BeamScreen Productions is the production company. Producers are Paula Elins, Derek Zemrak and Leonard Pirkle.

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