Interview: Director Tarsem Singh Talks 'Immortals' & Creative Control
by Alex Billington
November 10, 2011
Oh boy, this a good one. I've been excited for Immortals since the first teaser trailer hit, primarily because of how visually stunning it looks, which is why one of the people I really wanted to talk with was director Tarsem Singh, the man behind it all. Born in India, he's known as the visionary filmmaker behind the The Cell and The Fall previously, as well as Mirror Mirror coming up, and lots of commercials work. He's a very funny, outgoing, fascinating guy to speak with in-person and this interview certainly shows that, as we cover ground from test screenings, to using CGI, to why Snow White next, to shooting on location and much more.
Watch the full interview with Immortals director Tarsem Singh below, recorded on my Flip cam:
This was one of my favorite interviews! I hadn't seen much of Tarsem in person before his appearances at WonderCon and Comic-Con earlier this year, but watching him amuse the crowd twice, giving some of the funniest/wildest answers I've heard, I knew I needed to speak with him. I wish I had been able to get more than 10 minutes, as I could've asked him plenty more. I really wanted to talk about casting and working with Henry Cavill and all the actors, but we didn't have time to get to that, but I think it turned out quite good anyway. Immortals (trailer here), starring Henry Cavill as Theseus, Luke Evans as Zeus (our interview with him), Mickey Rourke and Freida Pinto arrives in theaters starting November 11th in glorious 3D.