Last fall, writer/director Robert Eggers followed up his critically heralded The Witch with a black-and-white drama about manhood, frenemies, and mermaids with The Lighthouse. The film, which starred Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as warring lighthouse keepers, won praise for its macabre humor, gritty look, and powerful performances. Naturally, it reminded Esquire video editor Dom Nero of the Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly comedy Step Brothers. So he made a new trailer for the 2008 hit.
Here’s Nero’s video, which re-imagines Step Brothers as an Eggers offering.
i watched The Lighthouse again the other night and realized that it's almost exactly like Step Brothers. so i made this pic.twitter.com/MVq8oeqMna— dom nero (@dominicknero) July 12, 2020
By comparison, here’s the original Step Brothers’ trailer:
And The Lighthouse trailer:
So, what do you think? Should Eggers give Ferrell a call? Would their collaboration pair well with such Ferrell standouts as A Deadly Adoption and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga? Sound off in comments.
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