All this week we’ve been publishing our series of interviews for Pierre Morel’s The Gunman, with the final interview with Morel himself up today.

The director of Taken returns to familiar ground with his adaptation of Jean- Patrick Manchette’s book The Prone Gunman, this time sending Sean Penn across the world dodging bullets.

As well as asking Morel what it was in Manchette’s book which brought him back behind the camera we asked him:

  • With his history in Action thrillers is this the genre he wants to master or would he consider the rom-com?
  • On What made the characters so appealing to play for the actors
  • On the political message and and that message being picked up by the audience