Cinema / 26-02-2020

How The Invisible Man’s Director Feels About Unseen Movies Like The Snyder Cut

How The Invisible Man’s Director Feels About Unseen Movies Like The Snyder Cut

Oftentimes when a movie hits theaters, it’s a cut that the director is okay with, even if certain sacrifices had to be made. But then there are instances where the theatrical cut isn’t properly reflective of the director’s overall creative vision, and that’s when director’s cuts are brought into play. Sometimes director’s cuts are eventually released on home media, and then there are cases like with the Justice League Snyder Cut where they’re talked about, but can’t be seen by fans.

Filmmaker Leigh Whannell, whose new movie, The Invisible Man, opens in a few days, recently gave his take on the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement and director’s cuts in general while appearing on the ReelBlend podcast, saying:

To me, I never wanna have another cut sitting somewhere that competes with the original cut… I guess what I’m saying is, whatever circumstances created that cut, whatever horrible circumstances are totally understandable. For me personally, I would always view it as a terrible thing that there was an unseen cut of the film. Over the years, you’ll see this thing where it’s like, ‘James Cameron rereleases the director’s cut of Aliens.’ And then he’ll introduce it. When you watch it, he comes on the screen and he says, ‘This is the way I always intended people to watch Aliens.’ And my first thought is, ‘That’s nuts!’ Don’t have one definitive version of the movie. I hate this idea that we missed out on the version he wanted us to see.

It sounds like Leigh Whannell has a lot of sympathy for directors like Zack Snyder who have to deal with the public having to see a version of their movie that isn’t in line with what they originally had in mind, In Snyder’s case, after he stepped away from Justice League during postproduction due to a family tragedy, Joss Whedon (who had already been done some script rewrites) was brought to oversee the rest of the creative process, particularly the reshoots.

26-02-2020 20:00, source: cinemablend, by James Foster
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