Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle was taken aback when Ridley Scott claimed that he faced absolutely no problems while making The Martian.
Scott insisted that shooting the Mars-based movie was ‘straightforward’ once he started filming, because the script was so good, prompting Steve Jobs director Boyle to protest, because he’ll never make another space film after tackling Sunshine in 2007. The interaction was part of the annual Oscar roundtables organised by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Boyle interrupted his peer and stated, “It’s weird making space movies, because you are in the footsteps of the people who have been there before, principally him (Scott)... It was so tough.
“When the film came out and I did all the publicity, I remember having this schtick, where I said, ‘I’ve looked at it and no director who has ever been in space ever goes back to space, unless he’s got to do a sequel’ - and then he’s defied it of course by making The Martian, and then he sits there and says it wasn’t a problem at all!”
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