Movie News: ‘The Witch’ Star, Director to Reunite on ‘Nosferatu’


Nosferatu: Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, above) is negotiations to star in a new version of Nosferatu. If things work out, she will reunite with director Robert Eggers; they previously worked together on indie horror movie The Witch. Eggers will also write the screenplay, based on the 1922 silent original, which itself was inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Werner Herzog directed a previous remake in 1979. [Variety]

Big Daddy

Joseph Bologna: Veteran actor Joseph Bologna has passed away. He was 82. Bologna earned an Academy Award nomination for cowriting Lovers and Other Strangers and then starred in comedies like Cops and Robbers, My Favorite Year and Blame It on Rio. He continued making notable supporting appearances for the next 30 years, including playing Adam Sandler’s father in Big Daddy (photo above; watch clip below). He is survived by his wife and frequent creative collaborator Renée Taylor; they married in 1965. [Deadline]

Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters: Director Michael Dougherty is currently in production on Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to Godzilla (2014, above). He shared a mysterious photo on social media (below) that may hint at a connection to the very first Godzilla (1954). It’s been identified as the so-called “Oxygen Destroyer,” a weapon used to kill the original monster. Will the weapon be used against Godzilla or one of his enemies? Or is it just a throwaway reference to tease devoted fans? The movie will open in theaters on March 22, 2019. [Birth.Movies.Death]

Day 41.

— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) August 14, 2017

Open Water 3: Cage Dive

Open Water 3: Cage Dive Trailer: The first trailer for Open Water 3: Cage Dive establishes the premise for the sequel, which follows several friends who find themselves surrounded by hungry sharks. The movie is now playing in theaters and on video on demand platforms, including FandangoNOW. [Movieclips]

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