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What If 'Step Brothers' Was Directed By 'The Lighthouse's Robert Eggers?

By Kristy Puchko | Film | July 14, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | July 14, 2020 |


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.

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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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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