Video:Guy Ritchie and Joel Silver Interview - RocknRollawith Rebecca Murray
Director Guy Ritchie and producer Joel Silver are a team behind the scenes so it's only fitting they paired up to talk about 'RocknRolla' at Comic Con. And next up: Ritchie and Silver are working on 'Sherlock Holmes' starring Robert Downey Jr.See Transcript
Transcript:Guy Ritchie and Joel Silver Interview - RocknRollaRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con.
RocknRolla Director Guy Ritchie and Producer Joel Silver
All of your movies have such a specific tone to them. Where do these stories come from?
Guy Ritchie: "My head, I think. No, they're not straight off the top of my head. They're little narratives that I've heard through one venue or another. I overhear them and I sort of put them down, and then eventually it evolves into a complete narrative. Essentially it's an amalgamation of little urban tales I've heard."
And then you just stick them all together?
Guy Ritchie: "Stick them all together and make a movie out of it."
This one's not as quite as dark or deep as some of the others, like Revolver kind of went there. This one's got a lighter tone?
Guy Ritchie: "Yeah, yeah. Well, Revolver was dark and deep. No, this isn't. This is in the genre of Lock, Stock and Snatch. Really, it's kind of a trilogy in a way. It was easy for me to do. It was something I wanted to do, and I had so much enthusiasm from the rest of the team. Originally I sent Joel the script, within 24 hours he said he wanted to make it which made life tremendously easy for me. Joel's an enthusiast and people are enthusiasts about that genre, and it's kind of my genre, really. So it was a pleasure for me to go back to work in that milieu."
Was it that quick when you got together for Sherlock Holmes? You knew you were going to do that one?
Guy Ritchie: "Yeah, actually was. Sherlock evolved in a similar fashion. That was an organic child off the back of this."
And that one's going to go dark? I know there's a comedy coming out also.
Joel Silver: "It's not really dark. It's going to be a fun movie, but it's a big action picture. It's almost like, I don't know…"
Action and Sherlock Holmes?
Joel Silver: "Well, that's the whole idea. It's like James Bond in 1891. I mean, why don't you explain it?"
Guy Ritchie: "I mean, we're trying to stick to the authentic idea of Sherlock. Now what happened was is I don't think they could film Sherlock as an action hero in previous productions, because they just didn't have the technical knowhow or capacity to do so. Well that's changed now so we're sticking to his roots, but his roots were he was an action man."
Interesting. That'll be fun.
Guy Ritchie: "He was an intellectual action man so that was part of the reason we were interested."
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