While talking to actors is always cool, if you want to know how a movie was made and what really went on behind the scenes, you’ve got to talk to the director. Thankfully, both director Allen Coulter (Hollywoodland, many episodes of The Sopranos) and screenwriter Will Fetters had a lot to say about their movie Remember Me and they even told me what to expect on the eventual DVD release. We also talked about the challenges of doing press for a movie that has a lot of twists and turns. Hit the jump for more:
Robert Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious young man in New York City who has had a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) ever since tragedy separated their family. Tyler didn’t think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through, until the day he met Ally (Emilie de Ravin) through an unusual twist of fate. Love was the last thing on his mind, but as her spirit unexpectedly heals and inspires him, he begins to fall for her. Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. Soon, hidden secrets are revealed and tragedy lingers in the air, as the circumstances that brought them together threaten to tear them apart.
If you’re planning on catching Remember Me this weekend, make sure not to read reviews or online chatter as there are a few secrets you don’t want to know before walking in. I didn’t know anything before my screening and it definitely made a difference. While the hip thing nowadays is to bash anything with a Twilight actor in it, I really enjoyed Remember Me and it was a lot better than I expected. Here’s the interview:
Allen Coulter and Will Fetters
- How difficult is it for them to talk about the movie without revealing too much
- How did the film change as it was getting made
- What can fans expect on the DVD – Allen Coulter talks about how the studio wanted a scene back in that he originally cut out
- They talk about the commentaries that will be on the DVD