Robert Eggers is considering making changes to his approach to filmmaking.
The 38-year-old director recently directed the historical epic The Northerner, but the film flopped at the box office, and Robert fears he may have to change his style to suit the needs of studios due to changes in the film industry.
He told The Daily Beast: “I need to re-strategize in terms of what I’m offering to the studio. For example, how can I be myself and survive in this environment? I want to make a Marvel movie, and I’m also not going to try to get the rights to Spawn or anything like that.
“I will continue to do what I am going to do. But I know everyone’s nervous right now, you know? Everyone is nervous. And it’s justified.”
Despite the disappointing box office performance, Robert is proud that the film was well received by critics and fans alike.
The director of The Lighthouse said, “It’s nice when people like the film and understand it, and it’s well done critically and seems to find an audience. Of course it’s nice. I am proud of the film. Nothing is perfect, but I’m proud of this film.”
Robert said that he was inspired to create the film by a trip to Iceland and meeting with star Alexander Skarsgård.
He explained, “I was not interested in Vikings and the macho stereotype, and the right-wing Nazi misappropriation of Viking culture reinforced my disinterest as an adult.
“But when I went to Iceland, I was incredibly inspired by the scenery, and I wanted to know about the people who sailed there in the 10th century and didn’t die. I was very interested in the sagas and I liked the idea of the Viking film.
“Then, a couple of years later, I was having lunch with Alexander Skarsgård and he was trying to make a film about the Vikings for a while. The idea of doing this with Alex made him a reality and he’s perfect for it. “