Director Jon Turteltaub Video Interview THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE; Plus an Update on NATIONAL TREASURE 3

     July 11, 2010

Director Jon Turteltaub Video Interview THE SORCERER'S APPRETICE slice

With Walt Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice coming out this Wednesday, it’s time for my last exclusive interview and it’s with director Jon Turteltaub.  Since I was able to speak with him at this year’s WonderCon, I made sure to ask him different questions when we talked at the press junket.  Also, when I spoke to him at WonderCon, I hadn’t seen the movie.

During the interview we talked about the first screening the night before – which featured a lot of the cast and the press in the same theater. We also talked about the editing process, how he picked the music and how expensive it is for certain songs, box office and critical reaction, what will be on the DVD/Blu-ray, how awesome Jay Baruchel is, and, of course, I got an update on National Treasure 3.  As usual, the interview is time indexed so you can watch what interests you.  Hit the jump to check it out:

For more  Sorcerer’s Apprentice interviews, here’s the press conference with Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Teresa Palmer, Toby Kebbell, director Jon Turteltaub & Jerry Bruckheimer, an interview with screenwriters Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard, an interview with Toby Kebbell, and my interview with Teresa Palmer.  Finally, here’s some movie clips from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Director Jon Turteltaub

  • We talk about how nervous he was at the first press screening
  • 1:30 – With how much audiences like his movies, does he really care what people say (critics). He talks about box office and more
  • 2:55 – Editing talk – How many hours did he put in and how to the wire did he come
  • 4:40 – Which sequence did he spend the most time on. He says he spent a lot of time on the first and last scene
  • 6:00 – How did Jimmy Eat World get a song in the film. We also talk about the opening of the film
  • 6:50 – How does song selection really work making a film. He talks about the $ to use certain songs
  • 8:00 – What will be on the DVD/Blu-ray
  • 8:40 – How awesome is Jay Baruchel
  • 9:35 – What’s the update on National Treasure 3. Says he is about to read the first act of the film soon


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