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Interview: Non-Stop’s Joel Silver & Jaume Collet-Serra

Jaume_Collet-Serra_Non-StopIt’s tough enough to film even a fraction of a movie in an airplane.  Director Jaume Collet-Serra and producer Joel Silver, however, opted to take on a script that would have them shooting on a plane for 99% of the movie, and with some intense combat sequences taking place in the close quarters nonetheless.

In their fourth collaboration (following House of WaxOrphan, and Unknown), Collet-Serra and Silver bring us Non-Stop, the story of Bill Marks (Liam Neeson), an air marshal who starts getting threatening text messages while his flight is in the middle of the trip from New York to London, completely isolated over the Atlantic Ocean.  With Non-Stop due in theaters on Friday, February 28th, Collet-Serra and Silver hit the New York press circuit to sit down for a press conference.  Catch what they had to say about reuniting with Neeson, what it took to shoot a fight scene in the airplane bathroom, the challenge of integrating modern technology into the film, and more after the jump.

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Interview: Non-Stop’s Julianne Moore & Liam Neeson

Julianne_Moore_Liam_Neeson_Non-StopHe rescued his daughter from human traffickers in Taken, took on a wolf with broken bottles taped to his knuckles in The Grey and now Liam Neeson is off to play an air marshal responsible for rescuing an airplane full of innocent people from an anonymous terrorist threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes.  Is it the woman (Julianne Moore) next to him who makes a stink about having the window seat?  Is it the other air marshal (Anson Mount) aboard?  What about the hothead (Corey Stoll) in coach?  Or perhaps have his own demons just caught up to him and warped his perspective?

With the answer coming our way when Non-Stop hits theaters this weekend, Neeson and Moore took the time to sit down with the New York press contingent to discuss personal in-flight memories, close quarter fight techniques, what to expect if you decide to approach Neeson in an airport with a Star Wars photo to sign, and more.

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Interview: Non-Stop Producer Joel Silver

Joel_SilverWith films like Die HardLethal WeaponPredatorThe Matrix and many, many more to his name, if anyone can produce an action film that takes place in the confines of an airplane, it’s Joel Silver.  His latest producorial endeavor is Jaume Collet-Serra’s Non-Stop.  It features Liam Neeson as Bill Marks, an air marshal who receives anonymous text messages during a transatlantic flight, demanding that he either fork over $150 million or lose a passenger every 20 minutes.

With Non-Stop due for a February 28th release, Collider got the chance to talk to Silver about the challenges of the production.  Even after losing a truck full of cameras to Hurricane Sandy, they still managed to pull everything together, building an entire airplane outfitted with ceilings perfect for Neeson’s height and tracks that adhered to Collet-Serra’s shot selection, and selecting roughly 200 extras to portray the other passengers for the entirety of the shoot.  Check out the details of what Silver had to say about all of that, the rights payment he believes he’s owed for the use of the airline Oceanic in Lost, his horror thriller Home Invasion, the status of his Escape from New York remake and more after the jump.

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Interview: Non-Stop Director Jaume Collet-Serra

Jaume_Collet-SerraAs someone with a severe fear of the dentist, I’d take a pass on absolutely anything that would have me in a dentist’s office for a stretch of time.  (Or for five minutes for that matter.)  Jaume Collet-Serra, however, opts for the exact opposite approach.  Rather than assuage his fear of flying by avoiding airplanes altogether, he signs up for a gig that has him working in one for months.

Collet-Serra reunites with his Unknown star Liam Neeson for Non-Stop, a movie that hones in on an air marshal aboard a transatlantic flight to London.  Once airborne, the marshal starts receiving text messages from an unknown source, threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless he’s given $150 million.  With Non-Stop­ making its way into theaters on Friday, February 28th, Collider got the opportunity to talk to Collet-Serra about channeling his fear into his characters, designing his airplane set to match his shot selection and the enjoyment he gets from breaking cameras.  Hit the jump to catch all the details on Non-Stop as well as Run All NightHere There Be MonstersAkira and more.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Trailers of the Week

Grand_Budapest_HotelIt’s too bad the trailers for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Devil’s Due dropped the same week because both are actually quite good. Sure, Devil’s Due is about having a demonic baby whereas The Marked One focuses on a possession, but by mixing paranormal entities with the shaky-cam perspective, you automatically wind up in the same category, making it impossible to choose between the two and leaving this week’s top three spots up for grabs.

The Best Stuff

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Have you been suffering from Wes Anderson withdrawal since Moonrise Kingdom came and went? The new trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel will fix that. In addition to Anderson’s beautifully eccentric tone and style, the promo also highlights yet another curious dynamic duo – Ralph Fiennes’ Gutsav H and his lobby boy Tony Revolori.

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