Video:Brendan Fraser and Roger Kumble Furry Vengeance Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
Brendan Fraser stars in and produces and Roger Kumble directs Summit Entertainment's 'Furry Vengeance,' a tale of animals fighting back against the loss of their open spaces. Fraser and Kumble chatted up the film at the movie's LA premiere.See Transcript
Transcript:Brendan Fraser and Roger Kumble Furry Vengeance InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the Los Angeles Premiere of Summit Entertainment's Furry Vengeance.
Brendan Fraser – 'Dan' in Furry VengeanceWhat can audiences expect from Furry Vengeance?
Brendan Fraser: "Fun, guaranteed. No one will wag their finger at them about save the environment. Kids will, animals very funny...Brooke Shields, Ken Jeong - hilarious. I am a dad so I know that I'm the kind of guy who takes kids to movies, and sometimes I want to bolt for the aisles. But I promise you - don't do it. Don't do it. Stick around for the end credits. Even if the whole rest of the movie doesn't work for you, and your kids are loving it, just stick around for the end credits. Those of you from a certain generation will appreciate certain things that you are going to see. I'm going to keep them secret until you go see the movie."
Why do you keep doing these physical comedies?
Brendan Fraser: "It's what I do. I used to get sent to the principal's office for behaving like this, and now they pay me. I don't know!"
And why do you keep on seeking out films with 3-D or CGI or other formats that make you work harder?
Brendan Fraser: "I like to work, primarily. It's good to stretch and learn and grow, and hopefully surprise your audience and yourself. You get lots of experience from new people and new places like that. Filmmaking is changing so much, as it has done for the last 20 years, that it makes you feel current."
Director Roger Kumble - Furry VengeanceAre you just crazy with the whole doing real animals on the set? Why would you put yourself through that?
Roger Kumble: "Because I'm a masochist."
You must be.
Roger Kumble: "I don't know - I have a problem. It just was such an entertaining script, and I hadn't read anything like that before where it's like live animals are kind of attacking this man and trying to get him to change his ways about the environment. And it just seemed like a real challenge. I love the idea that the animals weren't talking in English and all that. It was like we're making something fresh and different."
Was there any pressure at all to make them talk, because every animal talks in movies?
Roger Kumble: "No, there wasn't because we went saying, 'We're not going to have the animals talk,' like, right up front. We just wanted to go completely in the opposite direction so families and kids can have a different experience."
You're not used to doing family movies...
Roger Kumble: "This is my second one."
You're second one?
Roger Kumble: "I did Disney's College Road Trip a couple of years ago. I had a little experience with a pig, so I thought I'd dial it up and work with a whole forest of animals in this one."
Brendan Fraser, why does he continue to put himself through all this physical torture?
Roger Kumble: "He's a masochist, yes. He's my best friend now. He's such a gifted physical comedian, you know? And he hadn't done it in such a long time. I loved Encino Man when I saw it. He doesn't even speak English in that. He just used guttural kind of things. He's such a talented guy."
So is there going to be a sequel to Furry Vengeance?
Roger Kumble: "I hope so. I have three kids I've got to put through college."
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