Writer/Director David Twohy sure knows his way around a high concept. His previous directorial efforts Pitch Black, and the Darren Aronofsky scripted, Below demonstrate him to be a master of creating tension in small spaces. The man knows how to develop unconventional characters and wring every ounce of tension out of a situation. Of course, when he is given a bigger palette the results are more mixed. Sometimes you get The Arrival, sometimes you get Chronicles of Riddick.
His latest film, A Perfect Getaway falls into the latter category. Fortunately it is also his most satisfying entry into the more-than-one-primary-location genre of filmmaking, at least until the final 20 minutes. More after the jump:
The problem with the thriller is that formalists like Brian De Palma and Bryan Singer have spoiled them for normal people and critics. We expect our genre entries to confound us, or at the very east to be deconstructions of the genre. Forget dramatic irony, we want expert sequences, and tension to abound. And so David Twohy deserves some credit for what he attempts in A Perfect Getaway. He is aware of genre constructs and addresses them, but he does so in such a way that when he removes the tablecloth and the plates are still standing, no one’s so much impressed as ready for the third act. My review of A Perfect Getaway after the jump, jump (please continue).
Last night I covered the premiere of “A Perfect Getaway” in Hollywood. While I already posted my interviews with Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant and Writer/Director David Twohy, I’ve got two more and they’re with Kiele Sanchez and Jonathon Schaech.
In the film, Kiele plays one of the people who may or may not be the murderer. Jonathon, on the other hand, was attending the premiere to support his “That Thing You Do” friend Steve Zahn. Actually, since most of “The Wonders” were at the premiere last night, I asked if they were playing. Check out both interviews after the jump:
If you’re a fan of David Simon (“Homicide”, “The Wire”, “Generation Kill”), you’re really going to enjoy the interview I did with Steve Zahn at the premiere of his new movie “A Perfect Getaway”. That’s because after talking about the film, he told me a ton of info about David’s new show which he’s a part of. The big info is the pilot is done and they start filming the first season this November! If you haven’t heard of the show yet, Steve says “Treme” is about the rebuilding of New Orleans right after Katrina through the eyes of the musicians. He says he play’s a DJ/musician named Davis that’s the voice of the jazz scene. He also talked about how badly he wanted to work for David Simon. Watch the full interview after the jump:
As I just said in the intro of my Timothy Olyphant interview, just a few hours ago I was on the red carpet of writer/director David Twohy’s new film “A Perfect Getaway”. The film stars Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Chris Hemsworth, Marley Shelton and Steve Zahn and it’s a murder mystery that takes place in Hawaii. It’s a film where you’re constantly trying to figure out who are the murderer’s.
Anyway, while I asked him about his latest film, since I’m a big fan of “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick”, I also asked what’s the status of a 3rd Riddick movie. The other thing I asked was did he ever have an idea for the third Riddick film when they were making the 2nd one. Finally, David talked about his next film “Crying Havoc” and said Ridley Scott will be producing it. Watch the interview after the jump:
Just a few hours ago I was standing on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of writer/director David Twohy’s new film “A Perfect Getaway”. The film stars Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Chris Hemsworth, Marley Shelton and Steve Zahn and it’s a murder mystery that takes place in Hawaii. It’s a film where you’re constantly trying to figure out who are the murderer’s.
Anyway, while time is always limited when you’re covering a premiere, I was able to get a few minutes with Timothy Olyphant and he discussed making “A Perfect Getaway”, his new found love of rum, and some upcoming projects. Take a look after the jump:
A young couple honeymoons in Hawaii and, because they’re fun-loving adventurous types, they decide to skip the room service and backpack instead to a completely isolated beach. Stop me when you’ve heard this one before. This brief synopsis is the opening to the new thriller from Rogue Pictures called “A Perfect Getaway” and in case you can’t see the rest of the synopsis coming – bad stuff is about to go down on that beach.
“A Perfect Getaway” stars Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich as the aforementioned fun-lovers and Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez as the mysterious “other couple” in this well-worn suspense-thriller scenario. Even if I’m relatively sure where this “Getaway” is headed, the trailer makes it look like an enjoyable trip to take. It’s always fun to watch Jovovich kick and scream and nobody does cool and menacing as well as Timothy Olyphant. Whether audiences will buy Steve Zahn as a dramatic hero or not is the film’s only question mark.
“A Perfect Getaway” opens on August 15th. Check out trailer and some new images from the movie after the jump.