[Movies] Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan Talk The Collection Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.29.2012
The sequel is coming tomorrow...
Shock Till You Drop has an interview with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton about The Collection, a sequel to The Collector. Dunstan directs from a script he wrote with Melton. The film stars Josh Stewart and Emma Fitzpatrick. It will be released tomorrow.
Dunstan on how The Collector has changed in between films: "Taking full advantage of making this The Collection and not just "The Collector 2," we wanted to make this a new experience all of the way through and re-imagine our villain just a little bit. The scenes required somebody to believably depict and hold themselves up in these action scenes. We have a two-and-a-half minute knife fight and I wanted it to be our real actors. It didn't matter if one of them was in a mask, it had to be about their performance. Randall [Archer] was a performer who also did stunts and his physique was in such a way that it was helpful and we could play it out. We could let our camera work be more ambitious. Randall could hit all of these tough marks without looking because he had the physical attributes down. He could hit the marks in a knife fight, in a burning room with a knife and he couldn't see and hear. The nice thing is we could keep the performance first and then the stunt work we didn't have to worry about someone actually getting hurt."
Dunstan on their upcoming projects: "Waterproof for Legendary. It has some horrific elements, but it's being told with a different vibe. What I like about Gremlins was that a horror director did it and pulled back a bit. Even Young Sherlock Holmes had some horror to it. In this case, it's what if Stephen King got a hold of The Goonies? Let it go there but let the threat be real."
Melton on the character of Arkin: "He's a bad guy, but the Collector is a worse guy. Maybe this goes back to our Feast days of dispelling the myth of the hero. He often does things in a situation that are not probably not the most heroic thing to do."