‘Taken’ is a really difficult project because it was a big surprise for everybody.
Action movies today are going to so fast, you can’t say you’re going to do everything faster and faster.
Especially on ‘Taken,’ ‘Taken’ was not a big success the day of its release. It was released in France first, and it didn’t do bad, but not as good as it did in the U.S.
I like David Lynch; I like Stanley Kubrick. I’m a big fan of Kubrick.
I like thrillers. My style of movies are closer to thrillers.
I like to discover new things.
I never wanted to be a director. I came into this industry by the little door, so I never learned anything; I never went to school. Actors will tell you I’m very precise. I just have the intuition of doing things.
I’m a painter. I was a graffiti artist, and I painted all over the world.
I’m not a fan of action movies.
People who watch ‘Transporter’ are maybe asking a little less about reality, being serious, and so on.
The most difficult thing to do is drama.
To be on the set with the actors, with the location, every day changes; every day something can go wrong.
When you make a movie, you really have to be clever and smart, find something new for the worldwide audience because you aren’t making a movie for just France or Germany; it’s for everyone in the world.
When you write a script, you always think about what your heart is asking.