In 2015, Robert Eggers directed a little-known movie called The Witch. Eggers’ feature-length directorial debut would go on to be one of the buzziest horror movies of the year, receiving widespread acclaim from both fans and critics alike. But, despite all the critical praise heaped upon the movie as a whole, The Witch‘s true legacy might end up being the fact that it launched the career of an actor who is now undoubtedly the hottest property in the horror genre.
The role of Thomasin in The Witch was Anya Taylor-Joy’s first opportunity to feature in a major big-screen production – it was an opportunity that she ended up fully taking advantage of. Just a year later, Taylor-Joy moved on from that creepiness with an impressive turn as the titular creation in the sci-fi/horror flick, Morgan, and later confronted James McAvoy’s many personalities in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split.
In the next couple of years, the young actor is set to appear in a slew of major movies, ranging from Fox’s X-Men: The New Mutants to M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable sequel, Glass. But given that it was horror movies in which she first cut her teeth, fans will be glad to hear that Taylor-Joy will continue to have a presence in the genre.
Later this year, Taylor-Joy will star in Sergio G. Sánchez’s Horror/Thriller, Marrowbone, but it’s an announcement that came today that will have Horror buffs truly excited. According to Variety, Taylor-Joy will reteam with The Witch director Robert Eggers for a new take on the classic horror tale, Nosferatu.
Loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu first came to life by way of a 1922 silent movie and was later made even more famous when Werner Herzog released his remake in 1979. There’s no news on when this latest remake will go into production, but the addition of the new Golden Girl of Horror to the cast, this just became a movie that all horror fans should be keeping a keen eye on.