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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Clive Owen HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Sin City"  photo
Shoot 'Em Up
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jul 27, 2007
Clive Owen – Shoot 'Em Up

Q1: How did you get involved?
CO: It was pitched to me, the whole concept and the whole deal, and I honestly didn't think it was going to be for me. What is this? It didn't sound like my kind of thing. And I read the script and I was blown away by it. It was the freshest, wildest, funniest thing I'd read in years. Then I saw his animated pitch, this sort of 17-minute animated action film, which again, was very witty. It made you see how physically witty it was as well. And then it was just a question of meeting Michael to see if I thought, it's one thing writing all that, but pulling it off is another thing. In the animated pitch he had this thing at one point saying, "This is John Woo's wet dream." And you are wondering why? But pulling that off, John Woo happens to be a master of the genre. And I met Michael and he was so prepared, he was so together. All the practical question about shooting it, times, and with a certain amount of money can you ac...

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