Three men are pitted against each other in a tale of greed and paranoia in Keepers, from director Kristoffer Nyholm. Today, we have a first look at the film starring Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, and newcomer Conner Swindells.
Written by Celyn Jones and Joe Bone, Keepers follows three lighthouse keepers on their six-week shift on an uninhabited island twenty miles from the rugged Scottish coast. As Thomas (Mullan), James (Butler), and Donald (Swindells) settle into their usual, solitary routines, something unexpected and potentially life-changing occurs – they stumble upon something that isn’t theirs to keep. Where did it come from? Who does it belong to? A boat appears in the distance that might hold the answer to these questions.
What follows is a tense battle for survival as personal greed replaces loyalty – and fed by isolation and paranoia, three honest men are led down the path to destruction.
The film was inspired the real-life Flannan Isle mystery of three lighthouse keepers who disappeared, never to be seen again. On December 15, 1900 the lighthouse house was found abandoned. Inside, one chair was found overturned, but everything else was in it’s place except for a missing set of rain gear.
International rights for Keepers is being handled by Protagonist Pictures while CAA represents the thriller’s domestic rights.