Director Paul W.S. Anderson Talks POMPEII, the Visual Effects, Deleted Scenes, RESIDENT EVIL 6, and More

     February 26, 2014


Now playing in theaters is director Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster epic Pompeii.  The film stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man (Kiefer Sutherland) who slaughtered his family years earlier.  The film also stars Jared HarrisAdewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeCarrie-Anne MossSasha RoizJessica Lucas, and Paz Vega.

At the Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Anderson.  He talked about the challenge of bringing Pompeii to life, the visual effects, deleted scenes, whether the script changed during the development process, the status of Resident Evil 6, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

Paul W.S. Anderson:

  • The challenge of making Pompeii come to life and the great visual effects.
  • Do actors enjoy working with him since he always puts them work very hard on set.
  • The challenges of working with the ash on set.
  • How long was his assembly cut?
  • How much did the film change during the long development process?
  • What’s the status of the next Resident Evil movie?
  • Does he think RE: 6 could be his next project?



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  • orianalianna

    The ‘movie’ was rubbish and now he’s going back to an already done to death franchise. Talk about talentless hack. This guy has no respect for himself and worse he makes a mockery of film and cinema.

    Michael Bays farts got more talent than this so called ‘director and writer’ and that’s a pretty low bar as it is.

    Also, a repost of an already old article? Collider you guys trying to shove this guy down our throats now?

  • Lee Harvey Cobblepot

    I’m not watching this interview. Anderson always seems like a nice guy, and his films are all so terrible. I’m not getting suckered into another AvP or Three Musketeers because he seems like a good guy who is passionate about the films he’s making. That’s good and all, but it’s not enough when his best film is an underwhelming and distinctly average Hellraiser-ripoff in space and everything else he has touched is complete shit.

  • mattinacan

    this guy should be in hiding after the $100M he just cost his studio and financier.

  • Sebastian Rooks

    Shitty director, shitty movies, POMPEII is the worst movie I had to see in the last months…

  • DNAsplitter

    He’s a poormans Michael Bay… That actually hurt to write.

  • Elcoolguy

    Paul W.S. Anderson is Rodney Mullen’s doppelganger. What a disrespect to such a gentleman like Mullen. I’m still excited though for him to get back to Resident Evil 12!!!!