Lighthouses always make good locations for films that play on fears of isolation, paranoia and general suspense – think of John Carpenter’s classic The Fog for example.

Well, trying things a bit differently – and giving things a British slant – is Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm, who is offering up The Vanishing, a true life tale that has been given a March 29 UK release date.

Here’s the blurb:

Set on an uninhabited island 20 miles from the rugged Scottish coast, THE VANISHING tells the story of three lighthouse keepers who stumble on something that isn’t theirs to keep. What follows is an isolation and paranoia-fed battle for survival as the men venture down a path of destruction.

THE VANISHING is directed by award-winning Danish filmmaker Kristoffer Nyholm (Taboo, The Killing) and stars Scottish actors Peter Mullan ((Tyrannosaur, War Horse, Trainspotting) and Gerard Butler (London Has Fallen, 300, How to Train Your Dragon) and newcomer Connor Swindells (VS.).

Written by Celyn Jones (Set Fire to the Stars) and Joe Bone (Castles In The Sky), the film is produced by Andy EvansAde Shannon and Sean Marley for Mad as Birds Films, along with Jason SeagravesMaurice Fadida and G-BASE’s Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel.

We’ve even got a trailer for you:

This one has some great early word of mouth and looks pretty goods to us, so we’ll certainly be checking it out.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle