Doug Jones' mesmerizing work in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy movies and Pan's Labyrinth are truly transformative performances, playing the aquatic telepath Abe Sapien, the Pale Man and the Faun. Â
Under prosthetic makeup, his roles encompass an amazing union of dance, mime and movement, adding intangible dimension to his creepy screen creatures. Â Now he's set his gaze on the 1922 F.W. Murnau horror classic, Nosferatu, setting up a Kickstarter project to help raise funds for an intriguing new "remix" of the storied vampire film. Â Teaming up with director David Lee Fisher, Jones has a vision to resurrect the film's Count Orlock bloodsucker via a process where actors are digitally substituted for the original stars in a hybrid shot-for-shot remake. Â Enhanced dialogue, music and sound effects are injected alongside scanned backgrounds and sets to re-create a modernization of the source material using new performers in familiar settings. Â Fisher has already produced a 2005 "remix" edition of the 1920 expressionist horror flickÂ The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, also starring Jones.
As of today they've met their $60K goal but can always use a little more. Â Have a look at their pitch video below and see if it's something you could sink your teeth (and dollars) into.
(Via Geek Tyrant)