Exclusive: Roland Emmerich Talks SINGULARITY, Says He’s Not Doing ASTEROIDS

     September 12, 2011


Steve and Matt are currently basking in the awesomeness of the Toronto Film Festival, and earlier today Steve got the chance to sit down with director Roland Emmerich to talk about his new drama Anonymous.  We’ll have the full interview up for you soon, but Emmerich also spoke a bit about his rumored involvement with Asteroids and his next film Singularity.  During the interview, Emmerich stated why he turned down the chance to direct Asteroids and spoke about his sci-fi flick Singularity, which he said should start filming in March.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

roland_emmerichSteve: You’ve been rumored to be attached to Asteroids. Are you doing that?

Emmerich: No.

Not at all?

Emmerich: Nope. I was very honored that they wanted to have me as a director, and I kind of liked the script very much, but at that time I was writing with my writing partner Harold Kloser a new script called Singularity and I opted for that.

I was gonna ask you about that. For fans of yours, can you tell us what that’s about and when you get started on it?

Emmerich: We already got started, so we’re in pre-production and we probably will shoot end of March as it looks right now, and it takes place in the future 40 years from now. It’s like kind of this moment where computer technology is so advanced that we kind of—It’s the danger of losing control.

Something about your movies that I love is that you’re always pushing the boundaries, you always have an effect that’s beyond what you’ve done before. What can fans of yours look forward to in Singularity?

Emmerich: Well Singularity is a totally different film. I just want to stay a little bit away from disaster because I kind of think I did it enough, and this is something where we’re creating something that I think people haven’t seen yet. But I have to be very careful what I say, because we have this new idea that we want to not kind of advertise everything. Films should have a certain mystery about them, and even for fans I think it’s cool to not know too much so there’s like this excitement and when you go into the theater there’s still something still to discover.

Pulling a Nolan.

Emmerich: (laughs) Exactly.


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