In a latest interview with IndieWire, Hawke was requested why the Useless Poet’s Society director, who’s set to obtain an honorary Oscar, hasn’t made a movie since 2010’s The Method Again.
“I feel he misplaced curiosity in films,” mentioned Hawke. “He actually loved that work when he didn’t have actors giving him a tough time. Russell Crowe and Johnny Depp broke him.”
Crowe starred in Weir’s 2003 interval epic Grasp And Commander: The Far Aspect Of The World. Depp, in the meantime, was set for a lead position in a movie adaptation of Shantaram, however Weir left the venture earlier than it began in 2014. A spokesperson for Warner Bros. mentioned on the time: “Peter moved on from this movie as a result of his interpretation of it differed tremendously than that of the studio and producers.”
Hawke hasn’t labored with Weir since 1989’s Useless Poet Society, and when requested about the potential of future collaborations, he appeared uncertain.
“He’s somebody so uncommon lately, a preferred artist,” Hawke defined. “He makes mainstream films which are creative.
“I feel Harrison Ford and Gerard Depardieu have been his type of actors,” he added, in reference to the celebs of Weir movies Witness and Inexperienced Card. “They have been director-friendly and didn’t see themselves as vital.”
Again in March, Hawke admitted that he was “scared” about the future of entertainment, noting a decline within the quantity of director-driven initiatives.
“I get scared when issues get much less director-driven,” he instructed GQ. “I’m afraid of streaming, I can’t stand the phrase content material.
“It begins to make me really feel like we’re devising a world like Wall-E the place folks drink smoothies and simply press play. I don’t wish to be part of that.”
The actor, who was filming Marvel‘s Moon Night time on the time, went on to clarify how his daughter Maya – one of many stars of Stranger Things – helped him to resolve the distinction between what he noticed as director-driven materials and “content material”.
He mentioned: “My daughter Maya mentioned one thing actually sensible about it. [She said] ‘We love the films. And I would like folks to go to the films. And I adore it when audiences love films, and if that is what they love, then we now have to do a superb job.’
“She’s engaged on Stranger Issues. I’m engaged on Moon Knight. You possibly can’t sit there in judgement about what’s excessive artwork and what’s not excessive artwork. I would like folks to like simply going to the films, and that is what they love. And let’s attempt to make them nearly as good as potential.”