While “The Lighthouse” hasn’t yet been released to the eagerly-awaiting public, early word from the festival circuit says that writer-director Robert Eggers has done it again. He’s somehow created an incredibly well-crafted, well-acted genre film that laughs in the face of convention and might very well be one of the best of the year. So, with his streak intact, it appears he’s ready to move onto his next project, titled “The Northman.”
According to Deadline, Eggers is setting up his next film, “The Northman,” and he’s in early talks with a variety of incredible actors to bring his story to life. The report claims that Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Skarsgård, and Willem Dafoe are all in talks to star in Eggers’ upcoming project.
Much like “The Lighthouse” and “The Witch” before it, “The Northman” continues the trend of naming his films with “The” in the title, as well as making sure no one knows what the hell they’re about. Even after you watch the trailer for “The Lighthouse,” you’re likely only going to be able to say the film looks like a black-and-white picture about two lighthouse keepers going mad. But rest assured, it’s much more than that. And with “The Witch,” what looks like a period drama about a missing baby turned into something far, far creepier.
That being said, “The Northman” doesn’t have the added benefit of a title that reveals anything, other than the fact that the lead character (we assume) is from the North, somewhere. But what we do know, if his previous films are any indication, it’s likely going to be really strange and well worth your time.
No release date has been set for the film, nor are there any details about the production timetable. However, you better believe we’ll be following this one closely.