RT Features and A24 announced yesterday they will reteam with Robert Eggers on THE LIGHTHOUSE, the renowned filmmaker’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Witch. The new project is a fantasy horror story set in the world of old sea-faring myths, and will go into production this spring. Robert Pattinson, coming off his highly touted performance for Good Time, has joined the project.
The script was written by Robert Eggers and Max Eggers. RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira and Lourenço Sant’ Anna developed the project with Eggers and will produce, alongside Parts & Labor’s Jay Van Hoy, and Youree Henley. A24 acquired worldwide rights and will distribute the film in the U.S. New Regency (The Revenant) has joined the project as a co-financier.
Robert Eggers said: “I am extremely happy to be working with RT, A24, and Parts & Labor again. Along with New Regency, they are providing me and my collaborators with the support and freedom to make this film the way it needs to be made. It’s a privilege.”
RT Features Rodrigo Teixeira: “Pattinson is one of the most talented actors working today. We are excited to work with him and Eggers, a singular filmmaker whose unique vision we support. Our collaboration on The Witch was flawless and we look forward to re-uniting along with our partners at A24, Parts & Labor and New Regency.”
A24 said, “We are beyond excited to be partnering again with Rob Eggers, a true visionary and one of the great filmmakers of his generation. This new script blew us away—it creates a totally unique and ambitious universe and manages to somehow feel scary, suspenseful, wondrous, and beautiful all at the same time. We can’t wait to work with Rob and his team, and our partners at RT Features, Parts & Labor, and New Regency, to help bring this story to life.”
Parts & Labor principal Jay Van Hoy said: “I love that we’re getting the band back together again, this time with old friends and new star player Youree Henley. Like The Witch, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
In addition to his critically acclaimed turn in Good Time, Pattinson starred in David and Nathan Zellner’s Damsel which made its debut at the Sundance film festival last month. He recently wrapped production on High Life, Claire Denis’ anticipated sci-fi thriller. Pattison, who joins the previously announced Willem Dafoe, is represented by WME, Curtis Brown Group and 3 Arts Entertainment.
RT Features and Parts & Labor produced Eggers’ The Witch, which A24 released to critical acclaim. The film went on to win Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay. Eggers is also currently developing a limited series based on the life of Rasputin with MRC and Parts & Labor. Eggers is represented by WME.
RT Features and New Regency are currently in post-production on James Grey’s Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt, which Fox will release in December 2018.
ABOUT RT FEATURES
Founded by Rodrigo Teixeira in 2005, RT Features is an innovative production company based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that focuses on developing, producing and financing high quality content ranging from original projects to acquisitions, for both film and television.
RT Features recently announced Olivier Assayas’ Wasp Network. The company has had a banner year with 10 films on its slate, including lauded films such as: Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name starring Armie Hammer with Sony Pictures Classics, Geremy Jasper’s Patti Cake$ with Fox Searchlight and Jonas Carpignano’s A Ciambra. The company won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature for Robert Egger’s The Witch, which was distributed by A24 and are in post on the sci-fi film Ad Astra, which they developed with director James Gray, starring Brad Pitt.
Since its launch, RT Features has produced, co-produced or financed a remarkable slate of feature films including: Ira Sachs’ critically acclaimed Love is Strange for Sony Pictures Classics and Little Men; James Schamus’ Indignation; Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha and Mistress America for Fox Searchlight; Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves; and Gaspar Noé’s Love.
ABOUT PARTS & LABOR
Jay is the founder of Parts & Labor and has produced over 30 feature films. These include Robert Eggers’ THE WITCH; Andrea Arnold’s AMERICAN HONEY; Mike Mills' BEGINNERS; Ira Sachs' LITTLE MEN, LOVE IS STRANGE, and KEEP THE LIGHTS ON; David Lowery's AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS; Andrew Dosunmu’s MOTHER OF GEORGE; and Kelly Reichardt's OLD JOY.
Jay is a longtime advisor for the Sundance Institute Creative Producing Initiative and Catalyst Initiative. He gave the keynote speech at the Sundance Film Festival Producers Lunch, with longtime friend and partner Lars Knudsen. He has taught or lectured at various colleges, including NYU, Columbia, CUNY, and the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris. He served as a mentor for Cinetrust program at Cinereach and he’s on the board of Artists Public Domain.
Launched in the summer of 2012, A24 is a New York-based media company focused on the distribution, financing, development and production of feature films and television projects.
Prior releases include Greta Gerwig’s celebrated Lady Bird, currently nominated for 5 Academy Awards®; last year’s Best Picture Oscar® winner, Moonlight; Robert Eggers’ horror smash The Witch; Yorgos Lanthimos' critical and commercial hit THE LOBSTER; ROOM, winner of the 2016 Academy Award® for Best Actress for Brie Larson; AMY, Asif Kapadia’s Oscar® winning portrait of Amy Winehouse; Alex Garland’s sci-fi smash EX MACHINA; Jonathan Glazer’s singular Scarlett Johansson sci-fi thriller, UNDER THE SKIN; and Harmony Korine’s record-breaking SPRING BREAKERS.
Upcoming titles include Ari Aster’s Hereditary, which drew rave reviews at the recently-completed Sundance Film Festival for its terrifying and singular horror vision.
A24's televisions projects include the wildly original buddy cop action-comedy “Comrade Detective,” which they produced with Channing Tatum’s Free Association and is currently available on Amazon.