Interview: The Sorcerer's Apprentice Director Jon Turteltaub
by Alex Billington
July 14, 2010
Although I've known his work and his name, it wasn't until this year that I finally got to meet director Jon Turteltaub for my first time. He's a very welcoming, funny, and cheerful guy, more than I ever thought he would be, and he does great work (although not everyone likes the National Treasure movies). After seeing him at WonderCon and at the presentation in March, I made it my mission to interview Turteltaub when his new movie, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, hit theaters (which is today). He's now one of my favorite guys to interview and he definitely gives fantastic answers, so please check out my interview with Turteltaub below.
Watch my full interview with The Sorcerer's Apprentice director Jon Turteltaub:
Please disregard the magical floating curtain in the background. This interview turned out quite fantastic, it was truly wonderful to speak with Turteltaub and I hope I have the opportunity to do so again. His answers almost make it hard to criticize his movies; they're not flawless, but they certainly are fun. The Sorcerer's Apprentice arrives in theaters today, so go check it out, I've already seen it and can definitely recommend it. Earlier in the week we featured an interview with Toby Kebbell, who plays Drake Stone in the film. Alas, I didn't get to talk with Jay Baruchel, Nic Cage, or the amazingly beautiful Teresa Palmer, maybe next time?
I enjoy the National Treasure movies because they're just fun. I won't claim they are the finest gems in movie making history by any means, but I love just watching these characters have FUN at what they do. So I plan on giving Apprentice a shot because the Treasure guys (Turteltaub, Bruckheimer, Cage) are involved. Oh and adding Alfred Molina never hurts a movie. Looks good.
jjboldt on Jul 14, 2010
Jon is an AMAZING director.
ryderup on Jul 14, 2010
Too bad he let Cage ruin another one of his films. I would like to see what he could do with a real actor someday.
Clover on Jul 15, 2010
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