Director’s Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin Exclusive Video Interview NIM’S ISLAND

     March 31, 2008

Opening this Friday is the fantasy/adventure movie “Nim’s Island.” The movie is based on the popular book of the same name and it stars Jodie Foster, Abigail Breslin and Gerard Butler. Here’s the synopsis:

Anything can happen on Nim’s Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl’s (Abigail Breslin) imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover- the world’s greatest adventurer. But Alexandra (Jodie Foster), the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim’s father (Gerard Butler) goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now, they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim’s Island.

So to help promote the film, I recently got to attend the international press day as a representative of our partner website Omelete. And for those that don’t know…when we post videos on Collider they are always tagged with two logos – Collider’s and Omelete’s. That’s because our two sites are partners and whenever we get anything on Collider they use it on Omelete and vice versa. It’s a great marriage and one that’s benefitted both sites and audiences.

Anyway, about the interview with Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin (the directors).

During my five or so minutes we talked about their history in the industry and how it helped shape their writing process as well as all the normal things you cover in an interview. But the craziest thing I found out was at one time they were writing Speed Racer and the person who was going to direct it… Alfonso Cuaron! Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either!

Curious what else they said….watch the interview. And if you missed the movie clips we posted yesterday, click here. Look for more video interviews later today and tomorrow.

Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin

  • Have they been to Brazil
  • How did working on Wonder Years, Beverly Hills 90210 and L.A. Law help them to become the screenwriters they are today
  • Jodie Foster talk
  • Gerard Butler talk
  • Speed Racer talk – they worked on it at one time. They talk about how they came on board after J.J. Abrams had worked on it and they worked with Alfonso Cuaron to try and make the movie
  • Journey to the Center of the World in 3D talk
  • What are they working on now

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