Ben Wheatley thinks films like ‘The Meg’ have “gone out of vogue”.
The 48-year-old filmmaker is about to direct ‘Meg 2: The Trench’ – a follow-up to the 2018 motion film a couple of big prehistoric shark – and is trying ahead to bringing again to cinemas the type of blockbuster that was once vastly widespread.
He mentioned: “It’s a sort of cause-and-effect, blue-collar motion film that James Cameron and Steven Spielberg did actually strongly and has gone out of vogue.”
And to take action, Ben could not ask for a greater star than Jason Statham.
He mentioned: “He has a world-weariness about him that jogs my memory of early Harrison Ford – a continuing sense of, ‘Why is that this occurring to me? I’m very cross.’?”
The ‘Within the Earth’ filmmaker had additionally been signed as much as direct a ‘Tomb Raider’ sequel however in the end departed the undertaking due to delays because of coronavirus, although he’d been relishing the potential for tackling a “easy journey” as a result of they’re additionally at the moment not the preferred films to make.
He instructed the Each day Telegraph: “It is one thing lacking from cinema for the time being – the easy journey, when the characters discover and see superb stuff, and there’s marvel and awe, and so they’re chased, and there are methods and traps. It was an itch I needed to scratch.”
Ben was a stunning option to direct Netflix’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ however he seen it as a possibility to study and to attempt one thing “very totally different”.
He mentioned: “It was a possibility to study from Working Title and to make one thing that was very totally different from every little thing else I’d performed to this point.
“It’s an identical factor to if you make a ‘Physician Who’: you don’t go in there and have Peter Capaldi smash somebody over the top with a hammer. You do it since you prefer it, not since you need to change it into one thing else.”