Side by Side is released in UK cinemas on Friday (February 15) through Axiom Films.
… You seem to have a strong affinity with the cinema – would you ever watch a film on an iPhone?
“I like the big screen a lot. There are some pictures that get you there more than other films. I’m not against watching films on an iPhone, I haven’t done it yet. I have certainly watched a movie on Netflix on a computer monitor. It’s not the best way, but it is a way to watch a movie. Then again I don’t know if seeing Lincoln on an iPhone is the same thing. It’s a different thing.” …
… Given its subject matter and content, are you surprised that there hasn’t been a 3D re-release of The Matrix?
“Yeah, it would lend itself to it. I don’t know if I’m surprised, I don’t know if it’ll happen. We’ll see.”
Finally, is there any update you can give us on Bill & Ted 3?
“There’s a script. We just have to figure out a way to get it made, it’s a good story. Bill and Ted are older gentlemen and the pressure of having to write the song that saves the world has made them go a little gonzo and a little crazy. The future comes back and says, ‘You have to write this song, or the universe as we know it will break apart!’ So they go to their future selves and try and figure out who wrote the song. Along the way, they learn some life lessons!”
If they’re going crazy, it sounds like you should get Lars von Trier to direct?
“I know, right? Him or Werner Herzog!” …