‘The Lighthouse,’ Robert Eggers’ Follow-Up to ‘The Witch,’ Will Be Black and White

Little is currently known about Robert Eggers’ follow-up to “The Witch,” but its editor just revealed a key detail: “The Lighthouse” is being shot in black and white.

Louise Ford, who cut “Don’t Breathe” and “Thoroughbreds” in addition to Eggers’ folkloric debut, shared what she knows of the project in an interview with Mandy News.“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.” Ford’s most recent film, Paul Dano’s “Wildlife,” premiered at Sundance earlier this year and is currently at Cannes.Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe star in “The Lighthouse,” described as “a fantasy horror story set in the world of old sea-faring myths.” A24 will release the film theatrically,

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