Right before Comic-Con, I got to sit down with writer-director Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights) to talk about his new comedy The Other Guys. Starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as two New York City police officers that finally get in on the action, the film is a home run for all involved because not only is the movie incredibly funny, it manages to successfully weave in what’s really going on in the world as part of the storyline. Unlike some action films where the villain is so unrealistic it detracts from the story, The Other Guys takes the opposite approach with great results.
Anyway, during my exclusive interview with McKay, we talked about the challenges of making a movie with a lot of action, filming on location in New York City, working with Mark Wahlberg and when did he know he could be so funny, the improv process, how he’s a comic book junkie, and he gave me an update on The Boys. Hit the jump to check it out:
Finally, if you missed my exclusive interviews with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, just click their names. And click here if you’d like to watch an awesome press conference featuring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton and Director Adam McKay. The Other Guys opens tomorrow.
- Do they feel like they have to perform during a press conference
- 1:05 – How daunting was the making of the film as there are a lot of action scenes.
- He also talks about shooting the action
- 2:50 – What was it like to shoot in New York City
- 4:05 – How was it on this film with the imrpov process and working with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg
- 5:30 – Was he ever nervous that it wouldn’t work out with Wahlberg and when did he know the chemistry would be so great
- 6:55 – He talks about being a huge comic book junkie
- 7:30 – The Boys talk – what got him involved and what’s the status of him being on the project
- 8:50 – Says The Boys will be rated R if he does it