Rian was interviewed recently by the infamous Kevin Smith for two of his podcasts: SModcast and SMovieMakers. Split between the two podcasts, their conversation is over three frickin' hours long.SModcast #239: Skip To My Looper
: This first hour they talk mostly about Rian's origin story leading up to Brick, and then take a huge tangent about faith and religion.SMovieMakers #15: Win One For the Looper
: The next two hours they talk more about moviemaking, Looper, and Bruce Willis.
Apparently Kevin Smith had a terrible experience directing Bruce Willis in Cop Out
, so a LOT of the podcast is him talking about that (which is somewhat unfortunate). Emily and Joe are discussed, of course Rian makes sure to say Noah's name at least twice, and even Paul Dano gets a mention, but weirdly Jeff Daniels was never brought up.
Of course, probably the most exciting moment of the podcast is when, near the end, Smith asks what's next, and Rian says he's working on something new (the first I've heard it mentioned, although I kind of assumed). He said it's sci-fi, but totally different than Looper, then mumbles something I had to listen to five times before guessing was "cyberpunk." That surprised the hell out of me; after going from noir to con man to sci-fi, I expected the next movie to be a whole different genre. Not going to lie: I was holding out for a western.
Actually, I'm almost more excited that Rian said he wants to make some more shorts. I am totally on board with that.
I'm way too lazy to ever be truly belligerently insane.