With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse getting released this Wednesday, it’s time to post the exclusive interviews I did at the junket a few weeks back. Yesterday I posted my interview with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, and today it’s director David Slade. While some may have wondered if Slade was the right person for the job, I think he made the best Twilight film yet and fans are going to love his take on the franchise.
Anyway, during the interview he talked about how he prepared for directing the film and explains how and why he shot the movie a certain way. He also talked about directing the meadow scene and if he was aware that it meant so much to the fans. Later on we addressed what fans can expect on the DVD/Blu-ray, how he literally had just finished making the movie and what he isn’t doing next (The Shadow). Hit the jump to watch the interview:
* I ask about the unique shots and the close-ups. Did he design the look before he got on set or did he do more of it while there. Talks about how the film needed to have a cinematic vocabulary
* 2:50 – Twitter questions – I ask him about the meadow scene. When he was filming the scene, was he aware it meant so much to so many fans. Talks about how Stephenie Meyer’s was there a lot on set a lot.
* 5:00 – Home video question. What deleted scenes will be on the DVD/Blu-ray. Talks about the one of the scenes that was cut. He says the scene was 2 or 3 minutes alone and he think it may be as many as 5 minutes of deleted scenes coming
* 6:30 – Commentaries on the DVD? He says he won’t be doing one and explains why.
* Talks about how he literally just finished the film the night before this interview
* 7:48 – What is he doing next. Says he is definitely not doing The Shadow
For more movie news, reviews and interviews, make sure to check out Collider.com Opening on October 15 is a really fun movie called Red. Featuring an all-star cast that's more impressive than The Expendables, Red stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Julian McMahon, Brian Cox, and Ernest Borgnine. Based on the graphic novel Red (Retired Extremely Dangerous), the movie is about a group of retired black ops agents that get back together to try and figure out why some former agents are getting killed. Anyway, I was recently in NYC for the press junket and I was able to sit down with Helen Mirren. During the interview we talked about whether or not her fans are ready to watch her fire a 50 caliber machine gun (I think they are), are there any challenges working in different genres, working with the rest of the cast, and she gave me an update on how Arthur was going with Russell Brand. Hit the jump to see what she had to say and make sure to see Red this weekend:
Bruce Willis and Karl Urban Exclusive Video Interview RED; Plus Updates on Rian Johnson's LOOPER and Pete Travis' JUDGE DREDDFor more movie news, reviews and interviews...make sure to check out Collider.comOpening on October 15 is a really fun movie called Red. Featuring an all-star cast that's more impressive than The Expendables, Red stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Julian McMahon, Brian Cox, and Ernest Borgnine. Based on the graphic novel Red (Retired Extremely Dangerous), the movie is about a group of retired black ops agents that get back together to try and figure out why some former agents are getting killed. Anyway, a few days ago I was in NYC for the press junket and I was able to sit down with Bruce Willis and Karl Urban to talk about the film. During the very relaxed interview, Willis and Urban talked to me about making Red, using fake names at Starbucks and on dressing room doors, filming on location, their fight scene, and Willis talked about why he wanted to make Rian Johnson's Looper and Urban talked about Pete Travis' Judge Dredd. Finally, one last thing before watching...while my interview was supposed to end after three minutes, you'll see Willis tell me to keep asking questions even though the person running the interview wanted it to stop. I've never had a big movie star tell me to keep asking questions after my time was over. For my first time getting to ask Bruce Willis some questions on camera...it was very cool. Bruce Willis and Karl UrbanThe interview starts off with Bruce Willis and I talking about how we change our names if we go to Starbucks...Karl Urban says that Willis would change his name on his trailer everydayDid they know when they were filming Red would turn out to be such a fun movie. Willis talks about how great of a job director Robert Schwentke didDid they have a lot of friends that wanted to visit the set due to the cast They talk about the challenging locations they filmed at Willis and Urban have a great fight scene in Red. I ask them if there is anything about filming that scene that they haven't talked about yetWillis talks about Looper and Urban talks about Judge Dredd Willis then brings the interview back to their fight scene