The famed horror mangaka Junji Ito is turning Robert Eggers’ film The Lighthouse into a short manga!
Ito’s manga adaptation of The Lighthouse will tell a brief summary of its plot, and it will be distributed in Japanese theaters when the film is released this July 9, Comic Natalie revealed. As seen in the preview of some of the panels, Ito’s famous art style can really recreate the eerieness of the black and white film in manga form.
In The Lighthouse, actors Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson star as two lighthouse keepers who are slowly spiraling into madness the longer they stay and tend to the structure’s light. The film was produced by A24, the same studio behind horror films like Midsommar, Hereditary, and Eggers’ directorial debut film The Witch.
The Lighthouse was first released back in 2019 but due to the pandemic, the film will only reach Japanese theaters this year, thus the latest promotion with Junji Ito.
Junji Ito is known for creating numerous horror manga series and one-shots, with Uzumaki being one of his most popular works. This manga about a town cursed by the spiral shape is soon to become an anime miniseries from Adult Swim, but its release date has also been delayed to October 2022.
Homestream images from Comic Natalie and The Lighthouse trailer.