Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Podcast #126: Jon Hamm, Richard Ayoade
Pick your favourite villain's lair... if you dare
Exclusive New Poster For '71
There may be Troubles ahead
Exclusive First Look At Marco Polo
Marco? Polo!
Scorsese Attached To Ramones Biopic?
Martin is a punk rocker
Exclusive New Pictures From Gone Girl
See David Fincher at work adapting the bestseller
New Images From Exodus: Gods & Kings
Wait, were tornadoes one of the original plagues?
Charlie Hunnam In Line To Be King Arthur
Guy Ritchie's offered him a seat at the Round Table
Cory Goodman Writing Underworld Reboot
Beyond Kate and co?
Anthony Russo Talks Captain America 3
The Winter Soldier will return...
New Poster For The Judge
Downey! Duvall! The Dock!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 September 2013
New Oldboy Featurette Online
And Josh Brolin also talks working on Inherent Vice
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Master (2012)
Empire Star Rating
There Will Be Blood (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Empire Star Rating
Magnolia
Empire Star Rating
Boogie Nights
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Paul Thomas Anderson On Inherent Vice
'It's like a Cheech and Chong movie...'

03 September 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

Empire's Damon Wise is currently at the Venice Film Festival, and it's there that he spoke to Paul Thomas Anderson about his latest film, The Master, as well as his next project, Inherent Vice.

Based on the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, it's a 1970s Californian detective story that sees a stoner private eye called Larry "Doc" Sportello helping a former lover with an intriguing and ever-so-complicated, shaggy-dog-story of a case involving infidelity, mental institutions and policemen called "Bigfoot".

Anderson describes it as being "like a Cheech and Chong movie. [Adapting Pychon's work is] just gonna be great and, hopefully, fun."

But although Anderson has been working on bringing the Gravity Rainbow author's most accessible work to the big screen for several years, it's not clear exactly when it will happen: “Hopefully not long. I'd like to have a few years of being more productive. But we'll see.”

As for the difficulty in adapting the reclusive writer's novel, Anderson admits it's not going to be easy. “There's so much. But it's fun too, be because they're his words, and... it's like taking your dad's car for a ride, y'know?”

Does this mean Anderson has met the famously publicity-shy author yet? "If I told you I'd have to kill you. Because Thomas Pynchon... You know who he is? Terry Malick.”

Remember, you heard it here first. The Master is in British cinemas November 9, with Inherent Vice hopefully to follow not too many months later.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Bob Odenkirk Joins Nebraska
Stacy Keach also on for Alexander Payne
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

Bigfoot
Wow that's Paul Thomas Anderson?? What a hairy bastard!! More

Posted by piccolo135 at 20:12 on 03 September 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)