Douglas Gresham Discusses The Next Narnia Movie
Wordsmith Media posted a video interview this week with Douglas Gresham. In the video, Gresham acknowledges that there were certain frustrations with the third film and discusses how the next Narnia film will be produced independently to avoid studios meddling with the story. He also talks about striving to find the “secret recipe” to make a good movie and a successfully movie.
Here’s a transcript of Gresham’s comments:
These have been for me a wonderful experience in many ways, full of difficulties sometimes, things you have to overcome, but we fight on and overcome them. It was a great joy making the first one. And the second one I think is a very good movie. And the third one was a bit of a trial, for me, anyway. The problem I suppose is that I’m too much of a Narnia Purist. I see any changes as being almost being sacrilegious. So of course I have to argue with everybody else on the team and we usually come to a fine compromise somewhere along the way.
The next Narnia movie we are making a slightly different way. We are sort of doing it as an independent production using a production partnership with another company. We have got some wonderful people doing it. We are going to try to do this ourselves and do it the way we all believe it should be done. And we’ll see what happens.
One of the problems with the film industry is that in actual fact nobody really knows how to make a successful movie. People know how to make good movies, but funnily enough good movies often aren’t successful. Sometimes rubbish movies take the world by storm. So none of us really know the sort of secret recipe of getting it absolutely right every time and the greatest producers make flops. Well I’m nowhere near in that kind of league so I’m going to try to not make any flops.
Thanks to Joshua George for the link!