Amongst film geeks, ‘McG’ is a name spoken in the same breath as ‘Brett Ratner’ and ‘George Lucas’ – usually followed by a variation on ‘ruined my evening/childhood/life’ somewhere in the sentence. Even before Terminator Salvation, he didn’t have a great reputation – enjoyable as the Charlie’s Angels films are, they’re hardly high art (this McG-directed video, on the other hand was exhibited at The Tate Modern). He makes mass market entertainment, and in this interview he talks about just that, along with his desire to be in some way original, and how Spring Awakening will be a much more personal project than his previous output.

This Means Wars is released in the UK tomorrow, 2nd March. It stars Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine.

Synopsis: The world’s deadliest CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman. Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever – each other.

Please note, this interview contains one swear word beginning with ‘F’!

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