I alway enjoy talking to directors, as there’s no better way to explore the science of moviemaking than to bend the end of the men and women behind the cameras. In the case of a movie like PARANORMAN, there’s even more to explore, as the logistics of a film like this are significantly more complex than anything in the live action realm. Sam Fell and Chris Butler co-direct, from a script written by Butler. This is Butler’s first time in the director chair, though Fell has helmed projects like THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX and FLUSHED AWAY. The concept behind PARANORMAN is an interesting one, delivering a family friendly movie that plays off the sensibilities of classic and modern horror films. It’s produced by Laika, who previously brought us CORALINE. I had a chance to talk to Sam and Chris during their Dallas press tour, after just missing them at San Diego Comic-Con – a decision (as I explain in the video) I made to hopefully help their time there go just a tad smoother. Check out the video below and the movie now playing in theaters, and tell us your thoughts in the comments.
Posted in: Interviews, NewsPublished: August 17, 2012