Chris McKay who directed The LEGO Batman Movie and is set to directing the live action Nightwing film, sat down with Til’ the Last Credit and discussed what it is like going from being an animated film director to a live action director.
HIS DESIRE TO DIRECT ANOTHER LEGO FILM WITH DC CHARACTERS
“I’d love to do a Rogue’s Gallery or Suicide Squad movie. Also I’d love to do a Superfriends movie. Maybe even have them teamup with the Legion of Doom.”
ON TRANSITIONING FROM ANIMATION TO LIVE ACTION DIRECTING
“Animation is a great training ground for any filmmaker because you are so focused on story in an extremely laser like way. You are literally analyzing every single frame you create and trying to get the most out of it and pack as much into it in a short amount of time. I think every filmmaker should have to make an animated movie. It changed my life. But it involves a lot of sitting around inside buildings for long periods of time. Working in live action, being on location, building sets…those are my dreams come true. I’m a huge fan of photography and cinematography. I like playing around with lenses and working with a DP and production designer to find the right look of the movie. I really like working with actors and stunt teams and getting everyone physically involved in the movie we are making by taking the crew out of the studio and into some remote part of the world. That’s exciting to me.”
DESIRE TO DIRECT A DC AND VERTIGO ANIMATED FILM
“There’s a lot of stuff in the DC/Vertigo Comics I like. I’m a big ‘Doom Patrol’ fan and I would love to take a crack at that, maybe even combining the old and the new stories. ‘100 Bullets’ would be another. I love what the direct-to-DVD people did with the Darwyn Cooke stuff.”
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