Robert Eggers who describes Northman as massive production
The Lighthouse surprised audiences last year with its scope and scale of production, and yet writer / director Robert Eggers is trying to excel at his next project, the vengeful revenge story The Northman, which he revealed in a recent interview, is becoming its biggest production. still. (By IndieWire)
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In an interview with Film Independent Coffee Talk, Egger revealed that he and his team were within a week of production on their third effort behind the camera, when she was shut down indefinitely for health reasons, stating that her cast and crew were practically all gathered in Belfast, Ireland.
"There is a very small team that keeps working on things," said Eggers. “Armor makers are working on armor for the characters. Prostheses are being made. I'm doing my job with DP (Jarin Blaschke) and the storyboard artist. There are things that need to be happening. Our location manager is constantly checking the locations, some of which are now semi-built assemblies. "
The 36-year-old writer / director revealed that the latest film is such a huge production that it required him to change his preparation process, in which he usually creates a “look book” mapping his creative vision on his own, but now led to bring in the top contributors to help find the look of the film, calling it a real "challenge" in the film.
"There are a lot of locations in the film, so we were constantly looking for places or reevaluating places we found and building sets there," said Eggers. "We are designing all these worlds, building these villages, making thousands of clothes and accessories, training the horses in the things they need to do, designing the scenes in the films. There is a lot more storyboard. Usually, I just storyboard the scenes that have visual effects. or animals and acrobatics, things that all departments need to be on the same page for it to work in. But in this film there’s rarely a scene that isn’t on a boat or doesn’t have many extras. We’re storyboarding for most of the film, which it takes a long time and we continue to do that now on this hiatus. "
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Installed in New Regency, Eggers gathered a cast of stars for the film, including Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård and Bill Skarsgård, in addition to previous collaborators Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch). Eggers will direct from a script he co-wrote with the Icelandic novelist Sjón.
Co-written by Robert Eggers and Max Eggers, The Lighthouse was filmed in 35 mm black and white material using equipment from the 1920s and 1940s. Set in Nova Scotia in 1890, the film follows the story of an old lighthouse keeper named Thomas Wake (Dafoe), who joins a younger man named Ephraim Winslow (Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island. Farol opened in theaters on October 18 to receive criticism from critics and was a modest commercial success, grossing more than $ 18 million with a $ 4 million budget, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography.
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