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CraveOnline - July 23, 2014
Anton Corbijn Talks About 'Life' - Mentions 2015 Release
'Life''s Director Anton Corbjin talked about the movie in a recent interview and confirmed a 2015 release.
'Life' wasnít part of the TIFF announcement this morning, is there potential for a 2014 release?
No, thatíll be 2015. We havenít locked picture yet. We still have two more months of sound and [potential] pick-up shoots.
In your background in photography, youíve photographed numerous icons. Your first film, Control, was a portrait of the iconic Ian
Curtis (singer for Joy Division), who died very young. I guess now weíve confirmed that next year, you have a film that involves
James Dean (to be played by Dane DeHaan) in Life. Who also died very young. Is it more difficult to capture an iconic photograph of
an individual in life, or to tell their story in death?
Iím flattered that people think my pictures are iconic. Thatís not what I set out to be. A lot of people that I worked with in
the 70s and 80s were not very well known people, but they became [well known] later. So Iíve not deliberately sought icons. As far
as making films for Ian Curtis and James Dean, that is, of course, is very deliberate. Ian Curtis was someone that I knew and I
moved to England to make it because I wanted to make it. It was a personal project. And, also, I thought there was a good love story
there (between Sam Riley and Samantha Morton).
With Life itís first and foremost a story about a photographer, Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), who profiled James Dean (DeHaan).
So itís the story of a photographer and their subject. As a photographer that story interested me: studying the power balance
between a photographer and their subject. You know, who influences who? The James Dean portion of the story wasnít my interest.
In fact Iíd turned down a straight James Dean project once before.
Thanks to Robert Pattinson Life !