With Mortdecai hitting the cinemas on January 23rd, we got some time with director David Koepp to talk about working with Johnny Depp. Again. The film is based on a series of books following the the adventures of a modern day rogue, and we asked what it was about this genre that makes for an entertaining movie. We also discuss:
– How Hollywood comedies have moved off in a different direction and why Mortdecai is something else.
– Trying to make Johnny Depp laugh.
– Working with actors who aren’t comedians.
– Filming in the UK
– Why facial hair is “of the moment”
– Potential sequels