Director of Babylon A.D. Slams Own Film

OK, so I have no plans on seeing this film. And well, director Mathieu Kassovitz is fine with that. According to an interview with AMCtv.com, Mathieu Kassovitz is very pissed off about his film.

"I'm very unhappy with the film," he says. "I never had a chance to do one scene the way it was written or the way I wanted it to be. The script wasn't respected. Bad producers, bad partners, it was a terrible experience."

He goes on to talk about the theme of the movie:

"It's pure violence and stupidity," he admits. "The movie is supposed to teach us that the education of our children will mean the future of our planet. All the action scenes had a goal: They were supposed to be driven by either a metaphysical point of view or experience for the characters... instead parts of the movie are like a bad episode of 24."

Kassovitz is pissed off at the studio for interfering too much:

"Fox was sending lawyers who were only looking at all the commas and the dots," he says. "They made everything difficult from A to Z."

He states that Fox also cut down the movie to a confusing 93 minutes. And star Vin Diesel too was surprised as he joked after all the editing down:

"Am I even in the movie any more, or am I on the cutting room floor?"

Well, Kassovitz believes the studio is to blame:

"I should have chosen a studio that has guts," he says. "Fox was just trying to get a PG-13 movie. I'm ready to go to war against them, but I can't because they don't give a s--t."

Still want to direct? This is a great message for all those wannabe directors in La La land. However, Kassovitz was also responsible for Gothika. Remember that movie? Hrm, maybe the studio got in the way there too.

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