The Witch breakout Robert Eggers is reteaming with leading genre production company A24 for The Lighthouse, a fantasy horror film that Eggers wrote and will direct.
Editor Louise Ford (The Witch, Don’t Breathe) has revealed some details about the film this week, telling Mandy News that Eggers will be shooting it in black and white.
“It’s set in 1890, and we’re shooting on 35mm black and white stock, virtually unheard of nowadays,” she says. “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.”
The film is about an aging lighthouse keeper, named Old. It takes place in Nova Scotia in the early 20th century.
Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson will star.
Rodrigo Teixeira and Lourenço Sant’ Anna will produce via their Brazil-based RT Features. Parts & Labor’s Jay Van Hoy and Youree Henley will also produce.