After the immediate success and acclaim for The Witch in 2016, Robert Eggers became hot property in the horror world. The director is collaborating again with the popular A24 to release his next genre feature titled The Lighthouse, described as a fantasy-horror film, which will release in 2019 having now wrapped its production.
It has also been confirmed that The Lighthouse will be shot in black and white. Eggers said:
“It’s set in 1890, and we’re shooting on 35mm black and white stock, virtually unheard of nowadays. Most black and white movies are shot in colour, and then converted to black and white in post. The dailies look beautiful; it’s very exciting.”
It seems like the perfect choice for a film directed by Eggers and, with its chilling and stark atmosphere, his previous chilling effort The Witch would have looked brilliant in black and white, don’t you think?
The Lighthouse follows an ageing lighthouse keeper and will be set in Nova Scotia. The film stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. Be sure to check it out in 2019. Not long now.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)