Nieuws: James Wan over The Conjuring 2 en andere films waar hij aan werkt
The Conjuring 2 is niet alleen een verdomd goede film, maar wordt ook heel erg goed door de pers en horror fans ontvangen. De website Collider had een interview met de regisseur James Wan over zijn films en zelfs superhelden. Van dit gesprek kan je nu hier onder een klein stukje lezen.
Let’s jump into The Conjuring. Was this almost, after your last film, a borderline vacation for you in terms of being able to control everything, in terms of “I know what I’m doing here, this is my wheelhouse”?
WAN: You know that’s what I thought before I came back to Conjuring 2. I thought, “this is gonna be a walk in the park. How hard can it be?” Boy, was it a lot trickier than I thought. It was a lot harder. A lot of the stress on me for this one came from the pressure I was putting on myself to try and top the movie or at the very least to live up to the expectation of the first film. You know the first movie is really beloved and that really hung over me like a cloud throughout the entire shoot, throughout the entire production. And I actually think that was a good thing because what it ended up doing, ultimately, was that it made me not settle for anything less than the best that I could do and sometimes my best wasn’t enough and I kept pushing myself further. And you know, whether that is in the storytelling of the screenplay, whether that’s in the way I move my camerawork when I’m shooting the film, or whether that’s post-production with the way I cut the movie and sound design and music, it just kept me going and going and pushing and pushing and not settling for anything less than the best movie I could make.
This is a universe that has many stories to tell and I would imagine that this is going to be a big hit for Warner Bros. I would imagine there would be another story to be told. Is there another filmmaker out there that you would like to see? Because I can’t see you doing Conjuring 3 — you’re obviously doing something else. Is there another filmmaker that you would like to see take the reigns, assuming there’s a third?
WAN: Assuming we are lucky enough to have a third chapter, there are other filmmakers that I would love to sort of continue on the Conjuring world, if we are lucky enough.