As a cultured enthusiast of the side-boob, and of Olivia Wilde, I was pleased to read Ms. Wilde reveal this non-news over at Jam! Showbiz: “Last night, we did a scene where I’m naked in front of a group of couple hundred Apache. Pretty amazing, pretty interesting.” Yes, interesting indeed. If 13-year-old boys weren’t already sold on this movie, they should be now.
In slightly older but more relevant news, comicbookmovie.com has a few nice little blurbs of Jonny Favreau talking about C&A, if you haven’t already heard ‘em.
On combining the genres of Western and Sci-Fi:
“We really play the “western” down the middle. I think a lot of people get scared because, even when done right, westerns are not lucrative films. Sci-fi has inherited most of the mythology of the western. And if you’re going to do a mashup of genres, I think you have to play the genre down the middle. You can’t go for the weirdo sci-fi/western where you ruin the western. I think when they try to mash it up sometimes they don’t play it straight enough on the western side. And by the same token you have to play it straight on the alien side, and there are a lot of choices of what to do with the alien movie.”
On replacing RDJ with Daniel Craig:
“So as I came on there was a little bit of a tongue-and-cheek quality to the property. I felt that it should be very “straight-ahead,” not a “fast-talking gun fighter.” As a matter of fact, there was something about the idea of Daniel Craig that was very evocative to me as I looked at him, even though you’d never think of him as a cowboy, as a Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven. And the movie I keep watching is Layer Cake, and I watched it a few times before we hired him.”
He also comments on Harrison Ford, Spielberg and the work still remaining on the production, if you’re interested in a few more blurbs.
Oliver’s back in the Sewer to riff on the latest flick in the Fast series and also its pitfalls in…electronic file management? — By David Oliver