Video:300 DVD Event - Zack Snyder and Tom Wisdom Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
Comic Con helped make fans aware of 300, so it was only fitting Warner Home Video decided to launch the DVD at the 2007 San Diego Comic Con. At the special event, Zack Snyder talked about 300 and his next project, Watchmen.See Transcript
Transcript:300 DVD Event - Zack Snyder and Tom Wisdom InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 300 DVD Release Event.
Writer/Director Zack Snyder
Tell me what fans can expect of the DVD?
Zack Snyder: "Well, I think that for one, you can expect the movie experience at home, which I think is pretty awesome. Then I think the other things to look for, for me anyway, is that picture in picture experience where you see the movie and then you see the blue screen version of the movie, which is pretty crazy."
And you don't think it loses anything in translation going from that huge theatrical production down to a television?
Zack Snyder: "No, I don't. By the way I think the movie looks good like on my iPod. It kind of was made for the iPod generation so..."
Watchmen - I'm so excited about that one. The only thing I don't know about is Matthew Goode.
Zack Snyder: "Absolutely."
Is he going to be good in that role?
Zack Snyder: "Yeah. I think Matthew's awesome. Have you seen The Lookout?"
Zack Snyder: "I think if you look at that sort of combination between that, what he did there, and then what he did in Match Point you go like, 'Okay.' Put those together and I think you can see like, man, he's going to rock it. "
300 was taking Frank Miller's graphic novel and actually duplicating scenes onto the big screen. Watchmen's not going to be like that, right?
Zack Snyder: "It's not exactly like that but it's certainly there's elements of that where you sort of have to take images and say, 'That's a cool shot. Let's put it in the movie.' And so, I mean, I think that I learned a lot doing 300, and I think that all that's going to pay off when we do Watchmen. I think it's just going to get better."
Have you set the bar really high for yourself now because 300 was so spectacular and now you're tackling the best graphic novel ever in the history of graphic novels?
Zack Snyder: "Yeah. I mean, if you think about it like that you probably wouldn't wake up. You'd probably go crawl in a corner and cry. So you try not to do that. But I do think that, look, the bar was set high, but the thing that I'm talking about is that it's all about respecting the material and that's the most important thing. We'll just try to keep doing that."
Is it going to be as visually stunning as 300, or is it going to be more natural?
Zack Snyder: "I think it's more natural, but there's really huge and awesome images in that thing that are like amazing. So I mean, I think it's got the potential to be pretty awesome, pretty visually awesome. I was just going to say, people go like, 'Oh, Watchmen, it's all about ideas and stuff like that.' Which it absolutely is, but there's still amazing images in it that also needs to come across."
And it's still going to be set in 1985?
Zack Snyder: "Yeah. 1985."
That's interesting because the politics from that time are so different.
Zack Snyder: "You know, that's the time that was in the graphic novel, so that's how we do it."
Tom Wisdom ('Astinos')
I talked to you at the premiere. Did you imagine it would be this huge?
Tom Wisdom: "No. I mean, no, absolutely no idea. It's funny looking back to the premiere. No."
It was all hyped up but you never know.
Tom Wisdom: "I'd seen it and I'd never seen anything like it before. I knew it was well, I thought it was pretty special. But it was phenomenal. That opening weekend was incredible, and it just carried on from there."
What are you working on next?
Tom Wisdom: "I've just done a film with America Ferrera called The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Part 2."
Do you play her love interest?
Tom Wisdom: "I do, yes. It was great because I wanted to do something completely different, and it is."
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