Twitter is triggered with streamy questions and answers with “Gareth Edwards” for “The Creator” film

Twitter is triggered and retweeted with some questions and answers regarding “The creator” movie with Gareth Edwards.

Here we are seeing some of the answers, what are trending today.

  • What’s your favourite movie, and what kind of movies do you want to make next, sir Edwards?

Ans – I think the obvious one is Star Wars. My favourite that’s affected this film the most that’s not as famous is a film called Baraka. If you were to take Star Wars and Baraka and make them have a child, that would be the greatest movie ever made.

 

  • What was your favourite part about working with John David Washington on this film?

Ans- He became a friend, like we were in it together. I was operating the camera, so I was right in front of him the whole time, and he was in some conditions that were very difficult. But he never complained. He would never, ever complain about anything. And it had a trickle effect. The rest of the cast would look to John David, and he would be incredibly down to earth, really humble, a really sweet guy.

  • What made you want to cast John David Washington?

Ans- There were a lot of qualities John David had that got me really excited, that I could relate to. We were going to be in the middle of nowhere in really difficult conditions; I needed someone who was going to be 200% wanting to do this.

  • What was it like getting to work with Ken Watanabe again after 2014’s Godzilla? 

Ans- It was great! Ken’s not what you’d expect. He plays quite an intimidating character sometimes, so you think that’s the guy that’s going to turn up and it’s not. He’s a really friendly, very sweet, funny guy and very easy-going.

  • What learning experience from working on Rogue One had the biggest impact on The Creator?
    Can’t wait to see this!

Ans- The process of making the film is super important. I really wanted the process of making this film to be different. Each film you try and learn from the previous one and make the process even better each time.  There’s a few things we did on Rogue One that we think were very successful, like we shot in some real locations. We went to like the London Underground, which we turned into like an Imperial base afterwards on a computer.  This movie like took those ideas to the extreme. We went to a lot of real locations knowing that we were going to change them digitally after the fact, but not quite sure which bits and how we built anything that someone touched or interacted with.

  • Who’s composing the music for this?

Ans- It’s Hans Zimmer – Don’t know if you’ve heard of him, he’s an up and coming newbie.

  • How was the experience working with @ILMVFX again for this film? Was there anyone from Rogue One’s team that was a part of this film? 

Ans- There were a few people that overlapped. John Knoll was overseeing it from a distance. Jay Cooper was the visual effects supervisor. There were quite a few artists that had worked on Rogue One that were also working on this.  It’s amazing. ILM is the reason I got into the behind-the-scenes of filmmaking and get excited about the idea of making films. I was watching all these documentaries growing up that were very often about ILM, and it’s sort of surreal to be part of that.

  • This is intended to be a stand alone story, or would a sequel be possible?

Ans- You could technically do a sequel. That’s not what my intention was. I really like films to just exist on their own.

  • Where did this idea come from? The themes of nuclear and AI feel very relevant to what’s currently happening in our society.

Ans- I went on a road trip across America through the farmlands of the Midwest and saw this strange factory in the middle of this tall grass. The way I’m wired is I picture everything as science fiction. I thought, what if it was a robot factory? What would you think if you were a robot being built? What would you think the first time you stepped outside into the into the world? All the way home, I kept having more ideas that kept fleshing out the story. By the time we arrived, I had this sort of had the whole film in my head, which is usually a really good sign that you’re on to something that you’re going to enjoy making.

  • What’s your ideal “movie camp” for THE CREATOR? In other words, are there some key influences and touchstones to see or revisit beforehand?

ANS- There’s two sides to it: the world building side and the emotional character side. In terms of world building, I’d say the following films are masterpieces: Apocalypse Now, Baraka, Blade Runner, Akira. Films like Rain Man, The Hit, E.T., and Paper Moon for the emotional side.

  • Was there a moment when directing the movie that you thought “oh yeah, this is going to kick ass” and if so can you tell us what that was.

ANS- We did a location scout before and at one point, we were in Angkor Wat, which is like these ancient ruins in Cambodia. This Buddhist monk in orange robes just came out and started walking towards temples. I was filming it, and it just looked incredible. We asked ILM to make a robot monk. They designed it with James Klein and some other artists. When they put that shot together, you just go, Oh my God, I’ve never seen anything like that. I don’t know what this is, but I’m going to the cinema to watch.

  • What was the most challenging aspect of filming The Creator?

ANS- Just the sheer, relentless schedule we were in. We went to 80 different locations and travelled 10,000 miles. It was just this marathon. Every day was like a different scene, a different location in these amazing places.

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