Robert Eggers’ “The Witch,” released back in 2015, was one of the most audacious and assured debut features in recent memory, a film whose relatively modest budget didn’t hamper the scope of its ambition. Well, Eggers is finally back with his sophomore feature, and if you thought he was going to abandon his stylistic boldness and commitment to esoteric, historically accurate speech patterns, well, the new trailer for should dispel those notions completely. The second trailer for “The Lighthouse,” starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, doubles-down on all of its weirdness. And we couldn’t be more excited.
It’s unclear what is happening, exactly, but a bizarre, black-and-white two-hander with Pattinson and Dafoe is just what the world needs right now. Consider us intrigued.
Produced once again by the folks at A24, “The Lighthouse” (an award winner at Cannes) opens on October 18th.