The “Dark Night of the Hunter” trailer, as it’s been called, is the result of an idea that started with a post-production call to make a trailer for a film called “Borat: Cultural Learnings of a Modern-Day Killer.”
But it didn’t go anywhere.
When I talked to director/co-writer Alex Garland and producer/writer David Ellison about the idea, the first thing they said was, “That sounds like a cool idea, but there’s a lot of things we don’t have yet to do with the story.”
Garland and Ellison, who are both friends with Garland, have been working on this film since 2016.
The two met on a shoot-around with Garland’s first feature, “The Life and Death of Henry Hill,” and Ellison was just about to shoot a pilot for the movie.
“There was a lot going on in my head, but I just didn’t know how to tell it,” Garland said. “
“And I was just so frustrated. “
There was a lot going on in my head, but I just didn’t know how to tell it,” Garland said.
“And I was just so frustrated.
He said he was working on a movie called “The Man in the High Castle,” and “The Dark Night of The Hunter” was his first project. “
Ellison’s answer: “You should never say that.
“He said he was working on a movie called “The Man in the High Castle,” and “The Dark Night of The Hunter” was his first project.
“It was like I was like a child. “
I said, no, we don’s have to do this,” Garland remembered.
“It was like I was like a child.
I didn’t want to be like that.
In a way, Garland and the other producers of “The Hobbit” and “Doctor Strange” saw the potential in “Dark Knights” as well. “
The idea for “Dark Nights” came from Garland, Ellison, and the director/producer of “Borgen,” Chris Morgan, and Morgan added, “We’re trying to make this a horror film, and we’re going to be able to tell the story of a man who kills a woman.
“In a way, Garland and the other producers of “The Hobbit” and “Doctor Strange” saw the potential in “Dark Knights” as well.
The movie is set in the year 2022 and takes place during the Second World War, which is where the story takes place.
The first trailer for “The Hunt” features a montage of German soldiers in uniform, with an old man in a trench, who is said to be the only person in the world with a gun.
In the movie, this is the same man, but in a much darker way.
Garland said, laughing. “
A lot of them were just like, this sounds cool, but how do we get this movie made?”
Garland said, laughing.
“They’re like, you can’t make this.”
But, as the movie went on, Garland realized there was more to the story he wanted to tell.
“That’s where I really started to see a story,” he said.
And he saw a movie he’d been writing about, called “Frozen,” and he knew the plot line and the characters in the story.
Garland, who said he grew up in Chicago and had a “very small screen presence,” said he had to take the story into the realm of “reality.”
He and his producers had already been writing the script for “Fulcrum,” which was about a man in the Midwest who takes a job as a janitor at a small nursing home and becomes obsessed with Elsa, the Disney princess.
The story takes a turn when a new snowfall arrives, and Elsa finds herself trapped in the hospital with Anna.
“When we got to the end of the trailer, we were like, there’s this thing we can tell about the film,” Garland recalled.
“You have a very real relationship with Elsa.
You’re like her friend, but you’re not her friend.
You feel this closeness.
You know her secrets.
You don’t want her to know that.”
“We were like ‘Holy shit, that’s so exciting.’
It’s like you’re playing with fire,” Ellison said.
Garland said the movie was “so much more than just a film about a woman who has to save the world.
It was more of a story that I could tell.”
The director/writer said he wanted the story to be about a “real-life character.”
And, in doing so, he was able to bring some