Missionblacklistfrance got the chance to interview the screenwriter for Misson: Blacklist‘s – Dylan Kussman. Here are the parts in which he mentions Rob and the movie.
Tell us about your work for Mission: Blacklist and how you ended up being a part of this project?
“I became involved with Mission: Blacklist when head writer and Executive Producer Erik Jendresen contacted me about contributing to the project. At the time, he and his co-writer Trace Sheehan were deeply immersed in adapting Staff Sergeant Maddox’s book, Mission: Black List #1, and were looking for an additional voice to help flesh out the main character and structure his remarkable story as a movie. It was an honor to be asked to collaborate with two such accomplished and well-respected writers, on a story with such an incredible pedigree, and I accepted without a moment’s hesitation.”
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Here’s another interview with Guy Pearce from The Sunday Morning Herald
Guy Pearce has given a glimpse of what to expect from The Rover, the futuristic film he finished shooting with Robert Pattinson in outback South Australia last month.
Director David Michod’s keenly-anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom is “an unusual story” set in a world gone wrong in the near future.
“It’s a military state now, it’s every man for himself a little bit, it’s a very bleak kind of world,” says Pearce, who’s about to reach cinemas as the villain in Iron Man 3.
In The Rover, the Australian star plays the title role, a damaged man named Eric with nothing left to live for. Trying to track down a dangerous gang, he meets a young stranger, Rey (Pattinson), and they forge an uneasy alliance.
“[He's] somebody he has no interest in,” Pearce says. “He’s purely using him to get where he needs to go. So through this bleak … world, there’s a little connection that’s kind of made, which on some level you might think would be a positive thing for this character.
“But on some level it actually makes things worse for him – to really believe that there’s some sense of love in the world or any sense of humanity or compassion. So it’s a pretty bleak story.”
As filming finished in the small town of Marree, almost 700 kilometres north of Adelaide, Pattinson said he wanted to be part of The Rover because “it was a startlingly original script, and it was one of those parts where you read it and you think, ‘I’d love to do this, but I know I’m never going to get it’.”
To play Rey, the Twilight star was dressed as unkempt and unshaven, with make-up to discolour his teeth.
Pattinson says his character, an American who has come to Australia with his brother (played by Scoot McNairy), is “the kind of person who has been brought up to believe they’re incapable of living independently. Someone has always been looking after him.”
The two central characters, Eric and Rey, have a shifting relationship that Pattinson described as “strange and disturbing.”
It’s a film, expected to be out later this year, that seems to have echoes of the classic post-apocalyptic Australian film Mad Max.
”Not as camp though,” says Pearce, was also in Animal Kingdom. ”Mad Max is great, don’t get me wrong. But it’s heightened in a way, whereas this is pretty earnest.”
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Some great quotes by Guy Pearce about Rob from the Daily Telegraph:
ROBERT Pattinson is the real deal, according to Guy Pearce, his co-star in The Rover.
The two actors have just spent seven weeks together in the South Australian Outback, filming director David Michod’s hotly-anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom, with Pearce waxing lyrical about his co-stars ”beautiful face”.
”The best thing about Rob is that he is a really great actor,” says Pearce.
”Watching the rushes back, you go: ‘OK, he is just going to be fantastic’.”
The Twilight star plays white trailer trash from the southern states of America in the futuristic western, set in an apocalyptic near future where society has broken down in the wake of a severe financial crisis.
”He plays (the character) slightly backward, emotionally useless and really vulnerable,” says Pearce.
”He’s got this beautiful face so you are completely entranced by that face no matter how ugly he makes himself or how wounded he is, or how manky his haircut.”
Guy talks about The Rover at 3:25 - “It’s a very dark film and Robert Pattinson and I got to do some really interesting stuff together”
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Guy talks about Rob and The Rover at 5:18 - “It was a pretty heavy experience”
Ash Gale is sharing a bit of his experience with an Adelaide newspaper. The article has details about the shoot, including how locals are helping protect the locations. Click on the picture to read.
SAFM Adelaide also spoke with Ash last week and shared this side by side comparison.
Where you familiar with Don DeLillo’s novel?
No. Nut I had read a few of his other novels. First I read the script that David Cronenberg sent me and then the novel. One is incredibly faithful to the other, in a way that it seems impossible, for a novel that seemed impossible to adapt. But even before reading the book, what I was most impressed was the tension without release and the fast rhythm of the script.
What caught your attention the most about the movie?
Cronenberg, obviously. I’ve acted in other movies and non of them reached the level of what I expected working with him would be. He did not disappoint… I knew that it would be very creative and that it would be an authentic experience. And I was also very attracted to the prose in the script, similar to a long poem. And a mysterious poem too. Usually, when you read a script, you know very quickly what is it about, where is it going, how will it end; even if there are unexpected or sophisticated twists, or plot inversions. But this time it was completely different, the more I read, the least I could imagive where was it going and I wanted to be part of it even more. It can no be boxed in any movie genre, it stands as it’s own.
When you read the script the first time, did you see yourself playing the part? Could you imagine how it would look visually?
Not at all. The first time I spoke with David, that is exactly what I told him, that I could not visualize it and he said that he thought it was good that I couldn’t. And at this point, we where not thinking much in anticipation, there was an evolution that was progressive, organic; starting with the text and then going into the many visual options to give form to the movie. It’s a life process. Even during the first week of filming, we would ask ourselves how would the movie look once it was done. It was fascinating, I felt like the movie made itself.
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Hollywood Life caught up with Rob’s The Rover costar Guy Pearce, while he was at Sundance promoting his latest film “Breathe In.” He had plenty to say about Rob!
“He just seems like a bright and sensitive kid,” Guy tells us. “So I just think he’s really right for the role.”
We told Guy, who has starred in movies like The Kings Speech, Memento, Lawlessand the upcoming Iron Man 3, that we bet Rob thinks it’s pretty cool to work with such an experienced actor.
“Um I don’t know, hopefully he thinks so!” Guy says. “I think it’s about collaborating and all getting on the same page. It doesn’t matter how experienced or inexperienced someone is, you hopefully just all understand each other and realize you are all on the same film together.
We can’t wait to see them together on the big screen.
From LA Times this great article:
Golden Globes 2013: Robert Pattinson there to party – and present
Robert Pattinson likes the Golden Globes and came to present voluntarily opposite Amanda Seyfried for adapted screenplay — a rather surprising admittance from the press-shy Pattinson.
The 26-year-old actor is thrilled to not have to talk about vampires ever again, though he said all his questions on the red carpet were bloodsucker-related.
Pattinson is clearly here just to celebrate and is rooting for Joaquin Phoenix, though he’s never met the actor. ”The Master” was his favorite movie of the year.
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Here’s a short video of David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson talking Cosmopolis and a little behind-the-scenes footage.
David Cronenberg’s interview with Movieline
The Blu-ray release of Cosmopolis is coming out in the heart of Oscar-campaign season. I get the sense it doesn’t bug you too much that this film isn’t being discussed more as a contender.
Yes. Every year I try to be as disconnected as possible. This year it’s been very easy because we haven’t been nominated for any awards. It’s not sour grapes, it’s not compensation; it’s a relief. It’s very easy to get caught up in it if you are nominated. The people who are releasing the movie get excited, they want you to do more, and you understand it because the awards can maybe get more people to see the film. This, on its face, is a good thing. However, it is all bullshit, it is all annoying and it is all very problematical. But it gives people stuff to write about, gives structure, we understand. But I won’t be watching any of the awards shows.
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