YARMOUTH - The set for The Lighthouse at Leif Erikson park at Cape Forchu is nearing completion and filming will soon begin.
Although marine traffic should be able to come and go unimpeded, curiosity seekers aboard private vessels are asked to stay away from Cape Forchu until the completion of filming, scheduled for April 27.
Location manager Shaun Clarke is hoping people comply for the sake of authenticity.
“Our intention is to cause as little disruption to marine traffic as possible, but the film is set ‘on a remote island, circa 1890’, so modern vessels in the frame will destroy the illusion,” he said.
A patrol boat will be stationed off the coast to assist with keeping private vessels away, plus two zodiac safety boats.
Marine co-ordinator Bill Flower will be in touch with the Canadian Coast Guard so that they are aware of the film company’s activities.
The movie is about a Nova Scotia lighthouse keeper in the early 20th century, starring actors Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.
A 60-foot-tall lighthouse has been built for the era of the film, along with several buildings. Interior scenes are being shot in a set built in a Yarmouth airport hangar.
Access by road to the Cape Forchu lighthouse will be closed until filming has been completed.
At the conclusion of filming, the movie company will restore the property to the same state it was in before they arrived.