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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****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, 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
Morgan Freeman Interview RED - For more movie news, reviews and interview check out Collider**** - While I get to speak with a number of people in the entertainment industry due to working for Collider, it's not too often that I'm as nervous as I am excited before sitting down to do an interview. But on Sunday morning in New York City, I was as excited as a twelve-year-old girl meeting Justin Bieber. That's because I got to sit down with Morgan Freeman for his new movie Red. As a fan of his work in such films as Glory, Unforgiven, The Shankshank Redemption, Se7en, and countless others, getting the chance to ask him some questions was a real thrill. Thankfully, Freeman could not have been nicer, and we spent five minutes discussing everything from making Red to appearing in Saturday Night Live the night before (he was in the sketch What's Up With That). Of course I also tried to find out if he knew anything about Batman 3, and we also talked about what it's like for him to walk around in public and always getting recognized. While I was nervous walking in, I really think the interview turned out great. Judge for yourself. Finally, over the next week I'll be posting a ton of video interviews with the cast of Red. You can look for exclusive interviews with Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren , Karl Urban and Bruce Willis.
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Over the weekend was the big press junket for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. In case you missed our previous coverage, here’s video and complete transcripts of the Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and The Cullen (Peter Facinelli, Liz Reaser, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone and Ashley Greene) press conferences. While you may have thought we were done posting coverage, trust me when I say, I’ve got a lot more for all you Twilight fans. And up next is Dakota Fanning, Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel. Like we’ve done for the previous coverage, you can either watch the video of the press conference or read a transcript.
During the interview the three talk about filming Eclipse and how they got involved, what Bryce Dallas Howard had to do with her hair, Dakota Fanning talks about school, what they have coming up, and so much more. If you’re a fan of the Twilight franchise, I’m sure you’ll enjoy hearing what they had to say.
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Earlier today was the first major press day for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. While other press tours for the Twilight movies have started in other countries, for Eclipse, Summit elected to start to press tour here in Los Angeles. Thankfully, I got an invite, and after the jump you can watch the Robert Pattinson press conference on video! While studios are usually very strict about recording devices during press conferences, Summit allowed us to record the press day anyway we wanted. Big props to Summit for letting us use video!
Anyway, during the almost 30 minute press conference, Rob talked about what drives him as an actor, what was it like to work more closely with Taylor Lautner in Eclipse, what’s up with his music and will he contribute anymore of it to future Twilight soundtracks, does he check the fansites, how much does he prepare for his scenes with Kristen Stewart, he talked about his future projects like Bel Ami, Water for Elephants, Unbound Captives, training for the fight scenes, when did he find out Breaking Dawn would be two films and has he talked to Bill Condon, and SO much more. If you’re a fan of the Twilight franchise and Rob Pattinson, you’ll love the video. Take a look:
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A few weeks ago we broke the news that director Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys) was in serious talks with Sony Pictures to helm an adaptation of the comic book series The Boys by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and illustrator Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan). Cut to today. With McKay's The Other Guys junketing in Los Angeles, I was able to sit down with him for an exclusive interview. Towards the end of our conversation, I asked him the status of The Boys and what's his take on the material.
Thankfully, he was super happy to talk about the project and he not only confirmed he's in talks with the studio, but he answered fans prayers by saying it has to be rated R. He said, "it doesn't work unless it's R." He also said he told Sony it has to be R and they are on board with it. McKay then compared The Boys to Watchmen by saying it's a "current day Watchmen" and says Zack Snyder is his favorite director right now. He went on he hasn't been this excited about something in a long time. Hit the jump to watch what McKay had to say about the project. If you're a fan of The Boys, you're going to love what he has to say:
And for people not familiar with The Boys, according to Wikipedia,
“The series is set in a contemporary world very much similar to the real one, with one notable exception: a number of people have some form of superpower. The series follows a superpowered CIA squad, known informally as ‘The Boys’, whose job it is to keep watch on superheroes and, if necessary, intimidate or kill them.”
The Boys are comprised of the characters, “Billy Butcher”, “Hughie Campbell”, “Mother’s Milk”, “The Frenchman”, “The Female (of the Species)”, “Lieutenant Colonel Greg D. Mallory”, and “The Legend”.
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One of my favorite actors is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. While some of you might only know his work from the hit NBC show 30 Rock From the Sun, over the past decade he’s delivered some great performances in such films as The Lookout, Brick, Mysterious Skin, Stop-Loss, and I even loved his work as Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. So when I found out I’d be getting an exclusive interview with Gordon-Levitt for Inception, needless to say I was thrilled. Thankfully, he could not have been nicer and while my interview was set up for print (meaning just audio), he was totally on board with me using video.
During the spoiler free interview we discussed how he got involved in Inception, what he had to do to read the script, how he trained to do 99% of the stunts, his initial meeting with Christopher Nolan, what it was like to do wire work for 3 weeks, he explains how you can appreciate Inception on many levels, and he discussed future projects like Looper, Hesher, I'm With Cancer (Live With It), G.I. Joe 2, and a lot more. It's a great interview so hit the jump to check it out:
Hesher has not been renamed and he doesn’t know when it's coming out
1:00 - What was it like to spend 3 weeks in the wire harness and what was it like to make Inception
2:30 - Talks about the one shot he couldn’t do. All the other stunts he did
3:30 - Did he really want to do that one shot. Talks about the strain it put on his private parts
4:30 - How did he find out Christopher Nolan wanted him in the movie. Talks about his meeting with him
6:30 - What was his reaction to reading the script for the first time. Talks about how he had to read it in an office and he couldn't take it home
9:00 - We talk about how you can appreciate Inception on many levels
9:50 - Is he looking forward to going back to G.I. Joe and the mask…
10:15 - Looper talk
11:05 - I'm With Cancer talk (The Untitled Cancer Comedy)
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Before going any further, to all the people nervous if you watch my video interview with Ellen Page it'll somehow ruin Inception…don't worry. I made sure to only ask questions about parts of the movie that were featured in the trailers. That way you can watch the interview and still walk in spoiler free. And trust me…that's what you want to do. The less you know about Inception the better.
Anyway, at the recent Los Angeles press day for the film, I was able to speak with Miss Page after the press conference ended. During the extended interview we talked about what it was really like to make the movie, working for Christopher Nolan and alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, the paparazzi, does she read online sites, and we talked about future projects like HBO's Tilda, Freeheld which Catherine Hardwicke is attached to direct, Super, the Michel Gondry project Return of the Ice Kids, and a lot more.
If you're a fan of this talented actress, you'll love the interview as it really turned out great. Hit the jump to check it out:
How happy is she that she can finally talk about the movie. Talks about her friends and their reactions to it
1:00 - She talks about filming the French café scene that's in the trailer and TV spots
2:10 - The paparazzi that watched them film the movie in Paris. She tells a great story about Leonardo DiCaprio and the paparazzi
3:15 - Does she read the online movie sites (she plugs Democracy Now)
4:10 - Her reaction to seeing the movie and the takes Nolan decided to use
5:00 - Her opinion of Christopher Nolan and Inception
6:00 - How did she get involved in Tilda and was she nervous to do TV
7:30 - The last few years of amazing TV on HBO
8:15 - She talks about who she plays in Tilda
8:45 - What else does she have coming up. She talks about Super
9:45 - Talks about how she has been writing a lot and mentions Stitch N' Bitch which HBO bought. She also talks about Freeheld which Catherine Hardwicke is attached to direct and it's being written by Ron Nyswaner.
10:20 - Mentions a project with Michel Gondry. Says it's about students at MIT and they develop their own inventions and one of them involves water that when you drink it you hear music. She says it was being called Return of the Ice Kids
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One of the best shows on television is AMC's Breaking Bad. While I'm sure you've heard the buzz about the show that stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, Betsy Brandt and RJ Mitte…let me say it again: Breaking Bad is truly amazing television and if you haven't gotten the chance to watch it, buy the DVDs and catch up. You will not be sorry.
Anyway, at this year's Saturn Awards, I was able to speak with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul and we talked about this past season and what the future holds. The big news is while production usually begins in August, Gilligan reveals the show doesn't start filming until January as AMC is moving the show to the summer. What that means is…it's going to be a long hiatus. We also talked about how long the show might be on the air, does he know where next season is going, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch the interview:
For more on Breaking Bad, here are DVD reviews of season 1 and 2.
Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul talks about winning Best Supporting Actor at the Saturn Awards
Does he hear from a lot of fans how much they love the show
:45 How was season 3 compared to season 2
1:25 - When did he know what would happen on the season finale. Tells a great story
1:55 - When does he start filming next season. Says while they usually film in August, they start filming in January. He thinks the reason is AMC wants to air it as a summer show next year.
2:20 - What is he working on right now and can he be anonymous in Los Angeles
3:00 - Creator Vince Gilligan walks in. Says the cast and writers are quite close
4:25 - How involved is AMC in the show? Do they give him a lot of notes or does he have a lot of creative freedom
6:05 - We talk about how the show sometimes sets things up very far in advance. I then ask about the writing process and how do they design those events
7:45 - Does he have an idea for where the show is eventually going to go - if you're a fan of LOST….watch this part. Also if you want to see what backstage is really like….
9:30 - Has he imagined the show going for 6 years. He says he can't see the show going past 5 years but way back when he couldn't see the show going for 3 years…
11:05 - Does he know where next season is going to go and how does the January start date change things
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If you've been reading Collider for any length of time, you know we're all huge fans of NBC's Chuck. While getting any show on the air is hard, getting more than one season is even tougher. That's why I'm beyond excited that Chuck is coming back for a 4th season this fall. And it's not just because Zachary Levi and Joshua Gomez say "Collider" like 10 times during the interview you're about to watch. It's because both Zachary Levi and Joshua Gomez are awesome together on screen and they're both extremely grounded and two of the nicest people I've ever gotten the chance to interview. Also, they both waited around at last week's Saturn Awards until Guillermo Del Toro was done doing interviews so they could get their pictures taken with him. How many people would have done that?
Anyway, during my backstage interview with Levi and Gomez, they talked about last season and the way things changes on the show. They also talked about the upcoming season, Comic-Con, will they change the Tron poster in Chuck's bedroom to a Tron: Legacy poster, how disappointed they are that GDT isn't doing The Hobbit anymore, what did they see and love about this year's E3 (they're both gamers), and a lot more. If you're a fan of Chuck, I promise you'll love the interview.
Here's the time index:
Were they nervous about the show coming back and were they reading the trades every day to get any info
1:35 - We talk about the past season and what is coming up next season
4:55 - Will the Tron poster be changed to Tron: Legacy in his bedroom and is it up to how good the movie is on whether or not it will get changed. Levi talks about how he tried to get an audition on Tron: Legacy
6:30 - They got picked up for 13 episodes and they explain they could still get the "back 9" (meaning 9 more than the 13) or it could mean get none.
7:10 - What was cool about last season was the way all the characters had new things to do, how was that to film
8:30 - They talk about how disappointed they are GDT is not doing The Hobbit anymore
9:15 - E3 talk - what did they geek out over at this year's convention. They mention Rage, cutting lines, the Nintendo 3DS, games they're going to buy, Halo Reach, breaking technology like the 3D games, the Playstation Move, and more
12:50 - They start filming next season July 19, Comic-Con, and what surprises are they planning on for Comic-Con, and will he bring the fans across the street to Subway for food
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For my final interview from this year's Saturn Awards, I saved one for all you Lost fans. That's because hanging out backstage after the show was Lost co-creator Carlton Cuse and co-executive producer and writer Adam Horowitz. Even though they had been talking for awhile and I missed out on some of the interview, I did manage to ask if the big Lost DVD/Blu-ray box set arriving next month is really the final one and I also asked why wasn't writer Bryan K. Vaughn involved in the final season. It's been a big mystery among the fans. Also, in case you weren't aware, on the DVD/Blu-ray big box set is a 12 minute coda to the series. Cuse talks about what you can expect. If you're a fan of Lost, this is a must watch interview. Hit the jump to check it out and I really hope you've enjoyed all the video interviews I managed to land at this year's Saturn Awards.
LOST Co-Creator Carlton Cuse and Writer Adam Horowitz
I came in late…
Cuse talks about what's coming on the DVD Box Set
Cuse talks about how they thought they answered things but for some people it wasn't enough
1:20 - He was asked do Hurley and Michael feature in the sequence coming on the DVD. Cuse says it features several stars of the show
1:55 - Horowitz is asked about Tron: Legacy
2:50 - I ask if it's too soon to ask him and Damon Lindelof to do another TV show
3:20 - Is the big box set coming this summer the final one or do they have more footage and extras that could eventually go into another box set. Cuse says "everything is in it."
4:10 - I mention how much I loved the finale and I ask if fans have been coming up to them and telling them how much they enjoyed the show and the finale
4:45 - I ask why wasn't Bryan K. Vaughn involved in the final season
For more movie news, reviews, and interviews go to -At last week's Saturn Awards (yes, I'm still posting interviews from the event), I got to speak with Anna Torv on the red carpet before the show. As one of the stars of the great FOX show Fringe, we talked about what happened last season, what does she know about next season, Comic-Con, HBO's The Pacific, and Lance Reddick. Hit the jump to watch the interview.Spoiler warning: We talk specifics about the season finale.Anna Torv * Was she told in advance how the season was going to end * :45 - Does she want to know more in advance * 1:05 - Was she a fan of Lance Reddick and when she first started working on Fringe, did she ask him a lot of The Wire questions * 1:45 - Season 3 talk * 2:00 - They start filming on July 8 and Comic-Con talk * 2:55 - Is she looking forward to playing more of the "dual" role * 3:10 - How will the other Olivia do in our world * 3:50 - The Pacific talk
For more movie news, reviews and interviews go to -With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse finally in theaters, it's time to post my final interview and it's with producer Wyck Godfrey. As the producer of all the Twilight movies, Godfrey is in the unique position to be able to talk about the franchise in a way the actors and even the directors can't. After all, while an actor might be able to talk about filming a certain scene or what it was like for them working with the director, Godfrey is the person who can explain why they chose to film a certain way or why they wanted a certain actor or director to be a part of the franchise. To put it simply: producers are the ones with all the answers.Anyway, during the interview Godfrey talks about making Eclipse and what fans can expect on the DVD/Blu-Ray. We also talked a lot about Breaking Dawn including how they'll be filming it in Louisiana and Vancouver, how long does he expect the movies to be, how did they get Bill Condon to direct them, and a lot more on the next two films. We also talked about the eventual ultimate DVD/Blu-Ray box set for Twilight, his other projects with Channing Tatum and Amy Adams, and way more than I can put in this intro. It's a great interview so take a look:Producer Wyck GodfreyDidn't we just talk%U2026he talks about the crazy production scheduleSays he is very busy prepping Breaking Dawn. Says they are shooting in Louisiana1:00 - What was the biggest hurdle to overcome on Eclipse1:45 - How involved is he in the IMAX release2:15 - How much talk was there to do Eclipse in 3D. Says they are talking about it for Breaking Dawn. How does he feel about post converted 3D? 3:20 - How much got cut out of Eclipse that will be on the DVD/Blu-Ray. Says at least 3 scenes that were either cut or cut down4:00 - Has there been any talk about doing an ultra box set for all the Twilight movies on DVD/Blu-Ray4:25 - Do they have anything that they're saving for the big box set5:05 - Bill Condon talk. How surprised was he that they got him for Breaking Dawn6:05 - Are they planning on changing stuff out of Breaking Dawn the book versus the movie7:20 - How long does he think each Breaking Dawn movie will be? Will they both be 2 hr movies?8:02 - Says they are shooting Breaking Dawn in Vancouver and Louisiana 8:25 - What else is he involved with? Talks about his Wizard of Oz project at Warner Bros./New Line. Says his film is a faithful adaptation of the book9:15 - With two competing projects happening does he think whichever one goes first will get made9:45 - Talks about a Channing Tatum 10 year High School reunion movie that he's working on. Also a Janis Joplin movie with Amy Adams directed by Fernando Meirelles
Rod Lurie Video Interview Saturn Awards 2010 - For more movie news and interviews go to h -At last week's Saturn Awards, we managed to interview writer-Director Rod Lurie backstage after he won the award for Best DVD Release. While many of you might have missed his movie Nothing But the Truth which starred Kate Beckinsale and Vera Farmiga, it's a fantastic film with amazing performances. While it might be a bit out of place at the Saturn Awards as it's not geeky or sci-Fi, I'm happy he won for this very overlooked film. Anyway, after talking for awhile about Nothing But the Truth, we eventually got to what's going on with his remake of Straw Dogs. He talked about editing the film, the violence, what can people expect, and I asked him when will a trailer or poster be released. He went on to tell me the film features a 25 minute action scene at the end of the film and it's a hard R. We also talked about the TV show he's developing with Kevin Spacey as a cult leader and what else he's working on. Hit the jump to watch the interview:Rod Lurie Nothing But the Truth talk:50 - Has he had a lot of people coming up to him to talk about it now that it's on cable on DVD1:45 - What is he working on now. Talks about his new TV project that stars Kevin Spaceyand it deals with a cult leader2:50 - Says he's planning on being the show runner. Also says he wants to do 12 episode seasons like what HBO and Showtime does3:30 - Straw Dogs talk - talks about the performances, the cast4:55 - Talks about when they were filming in Louisiana and how people camped out at the hotel to get a look at Alexander Skarsgard5:25 - What is the release date. Says it's hazy right now. 5:50 - When is a trailer or poster going to be released6:25 - Not going to Comic-Con 6:40 - Watch as someone takes his trophy7:00 - He talks about the violence in the movie and the rape scene. Says it is a hard R and the ending is "very exciting". Says if you expect the film to be less controversial, you're in for a surprise7:55 - What was the toughest part of editing. Also crazy blond comes up to him to ask for a job%U20269:10 - Says the ending has a 25 minute action scene9:35 - What else is he writing now
Lance Reddick Interview FRINGE and THE WIRE Saturn Awards 2010 - For more movie news and interviews go to *******www***llider**** -
While I'm extremely fortunate as I get to interview a lot of actors, that doesn't mean I'm a fan of everyone I speak with. Sometimes you talk to people because it's your job. But when I saw Lance Reddick walking down the red carpet at last week's Saturn Awards, my reporter hat got put away and I spoke to him as a fan . If you've ever seen his work on David Simon's amazing show The Wire, I'm sure you feel like I do about his awesome work on the show.
Of course with Reddick currently on one of my favorite shows, Fringe, we spent most of the time talking about what happened last season and what's coming up this season. He also told me he's coming to Comic-Con for the first time next month and how he has a music CD coming out soon. Hit the jump to watch the interview and make sure to buy The Wire if you've never seen it as it's one of the best TV shows I've ever seen.
I ask if he would rather talk about The Wire or Fringe
Did he know Fringe would end with that kind of season finale
How much do they tell him before the season starts and does he try to find out what is coming
1:00 - What does he do to prepare for his roles
1:25 - He played a weapons dealer in Jonah Hex. How did that come together
1:55 - Comic-Con talk - says this is his first San Diego Comic-on that he'll be going to
2:30 - What did he do on hiatus - talks about his CD that he has coming out
3:00 - When does he go back to start filming season 3 of Fringe and what does he know
3:30 - Do people come up to him all the time to talk about Fringe and The Wire
4:10 - With David Simon working on Treme, when is he going to get on the show
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
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With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse finally getting released in a few days, it's finally time to post the exclusive interviews I did at the junket a few weeks back. While I debated who to post first…I decided to go with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg.
During the extended interview she discussed how working for director David Slade was different than Catherine Hardwicke and Chris Weitz, how much time she's spent writing all the Twilight films, what was cut out of Eclipse, and regarding Breaking Dawn….I asked her how long she knew it was going to be two films, when exactly did she start writing it, what was her reaction to Bill Condon directing the films, how has she been working with Condon on the script, and we ended the interview talking about with the 4th book being the most controversial among the fans…how is it for her to tackle the writing. She talks about how some fans want an R rating and she explains why it doesn't have to be so graphic.
If you're a fan of the Twilight films, I promise you'll love the interview. Watch it after the jump and look for more exclusive Twilight interview tomorrow night:
How has it been for her going back and forth from Dexter to Twilight
1:00 - How was working for David Slade different compared to Catherine Hardwicke and Chris Weitz
2:45 - How much time did she spend writing each Twilight movie. She says she had the most time on Eclipse
3:50 - Did she notice anything missing out of Eclipse that she wrote
5:20 - Breaking Dawn talk - How long has she known that it was going to be 2 films.
6:40 - How happy is she that the press release finally got released that the movie will be two films and how long ago did she start writing the two scripts. She says the fall or winter of last year she was writing it. Says she was writing before her deal was made.
7:45 - Has she spoken to director Bill Condon and how did things change when she got involved
9:35 - When she first heard that Bill Condon was going to direct it, what was her reaction
10:25 - With the 4th book being the most controversial among the fans, how is it for her to tackle the writing? She talks about how some fans want an R rating and she explains why it doesn't have to be so graphic
Sam Raimi Interview WORLD OF WARCRAFT Movie Saturn Awards 2010 - For more news, reviews, and interviews check out
*******Www.Collider.Com At tonight's Saturn Awards here in Los Angeles I had the chance to talk to Sam Raimi on the red carpet. While he's been rumored to be doing Oz as his next project, when I spoke to him, all he wanted to talk about was World of Warcraft. From the way he spoke, the man is really into the game and it sounded like that's the project he really wants to make as his next film. I also asked him about rumors that he could be directing The Hobbit. He seemed to think those were just online rumors and nothing more.Since I have so much to post, for more info you should watch the interview after the jump. I've time indexed the entire interview so you can read the questions. For fans of the World of Warcraft game, make sure to watch his answer six minutes in. You'll love it:How has the last few months been for him. Says he has been reading scripts and working on a treatment for the World of Warcraft:35 Does he pay attention to the online rumors about what he is attached to1:00 - Lots of talk that he might do The Hobbit.1:25 - What will be his next film. Says he has read the script Oz. Not sure he will do the film2:00 - World of Warcraft. What most excites him as a filmmaker - talks about the monsters, landscapes, performing spells.2:45 - Does the film take place in the real world or just in the game. Says they have a 40 page treatment for the film3:30 - Why is video game to film such a tough transition4:15 - he really knows his characters4:40 - Will the movie just take place in the World of Warcraft or will people be in the real world. Says it is ALL in the World of Warcraft5:40 - How does he decide what he wants to do as his next project. Says he LOVES playing the game.6:00 - Has he ever sat and played the game from morning to night. Tells a great story about his characters and the game. Fans are going to love what he says.6:50 - Is the studio enthusiastic about the movie. Says it's Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros.7:30 - Does he have other projects he is thinking about or is it just WOW and OZ?8:15 - Will he make another film like Drag Me to Hell or is he done with that genre