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The Witch's Robert Eggers to write and direct Rasputin miniseries

02.23.2016
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Although it was previously reported that THE WITCH's Robert Eggers is planning on doing a remake of F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent classic NOSFERATU, his next feature film directorial effort will likely be a medieval knight epic titled THE KNIGHT. But according to Deadline, the filmmaker also has a small screen project in the works.

The site has learned that Eggers has been tapped by Media Rights Capital to write and direct a six to eight-episode miniseries about Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin. The miniseries will "cover Rasputin’s origins in Siberia to his rise to power and bloody death in St. Petersburg." Rasputin was a mystical faith healer who became an advisor to the Romanovs, and was famously poisoned and shot before being tossed into the Neva River in 1916 because of his influence over the royal family.

I haven't gotten a chance to check out THE WITCH yet, however I've heard nothing but great things (outside of a few people claiming it is "boring") about the horror flick, and I'm very interested in seeing what Eggers will do with Rasputin. Who would you want to play "The Mad Monk of Russia"?

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Source: Deadline

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1:22PM on 02/23/2016
Adam Driver is the obvious choice. Look how similar their head shapes are.
Adam Driver is the obvious choice. Look how similar their head shapes are.
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12:15PM on 02/23/2016
I loved The Witch. It's hard to tell why exactly, but it had a real feeling of freshness. Great acting, great cinematography, great music and great sets that make for an amazingly creepy and ominous mood. Also the setting and the idea to base the story around New England folk tales has not been seen many time before. I look forward to Eggers' next directorial effort!
I loved The Witch. It's hard to tell why exactly, but it had a real feeling of freshness. Great acting, great cinematography, great music and great sets that make for an amazingly creepy and ominous mood. Also the setting and the idea to base the story around New England folk tales has not been seen many time before. I look forward to Eggers' next directorial effort!
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11:50AM on 02/23/2016

I like this idea...

Rasputin has always been an occult figure shrouded in mystery so it could work pretty well. That said, I think The Witch is a terribly overrated flick. It's very well directed and shot so on a technical level it's solid, so this Eggers guy is one to watch, but it was very underwhelming and not something I'll ever watch again.
Rasputin has always been an occult figure shrouded in mystery so it could work pretty well. That said, I think The Witch is a terribly overrated flick. It's very well directed and shot so on a technical level it's solid, so this Eggers guy is one to watch, but it was very underwhelming and not something I'll ever watch again.
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11:51AM on 02/23/2016
I would like to see him tackle Nosferatu though. That movie needs a re-visit.
I would like to see him tackle Nosferatu though. That movie needs a re-visit.
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