Rasputin Miniseries Coming from 'The Witch' Director Roger Eggers
The Witch has been met with resounding praise, opening this past weekend. Audiences collectively had the opportunity to witness the talent of debut filmmaker Robert Eggers.
Via Deadline, Eggers has been approached now to write and direct a miniseries following the Russian Tsar Grigori Rasputin for Media Rights Capital and producers Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen.
The miniseries will be six to eight episodes covering the origins of the 'mad monk' in Siberia, through to his rise to power and then death. The man was a mystic and adviser to the Russian Imperial family, the Romanovs, in the early 20th century. Rasputin was a healer, and many attempts on his life were made before he was finally brought down in 1918.
There's no confirmation that this is his next project, given Nosferatu is on his schedule (though is not his next film), not to mention a medieval pic The Knight is in development.