After months of waiting and one delay, V for Vendetta is finally going to grace us with its presence as the film strikes theatres during the middle of this month.
While in New York last week, Natalie Portman (who was also doing Saturday Night Live), Hugo Weaving, Joel Silver and James McTeigue sat down and discussed the upcoming film and what it took to bring the graphic novel from Alan Moore to life; even if Alan Moore himself was not entirely thrilled with the film's approach.
V for Vendetta Video Interviews
The good people over at IESB have recently interviewed the cast and crew for the upcoming film V for Vendetta.
Natalie Portman shows up for her interview rocking her new short hair style to discuss her character Evey. Evey has a huge character arch in Vendetta as she goes from innocent citizen to a follower of the person who goes under codename 'V'. How does Evey pass V's strict standards? How about the ultimate test with a buzz cut and the possibility of death?
Hugo Weaving, who was a later addition to V for Vendetta, appears in his interview rocking a huge beard that makes him look far from the Agent Smith or King Elrond that we have grown accustomed to. During the interview Weaving discusses the lack of preparation he had for the film-- which he thinks might of actually helped --and the theatrical background he has. Hugo states that V is a very theatrical character and, due to the mask, has to rely on body motions and tone of voice over facial expressions.
The interviews then move on to Silver and director McTeigue with questions that ask how daunting the task to adapt an Alan Moore story to film.
Check out the video interviews for V for Vendetta over at IESB.
V for Vendetta will be released to theatres on March 17th, 2006.