John sits down with Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens to discuss their new film Mortal Engines, and their approach to writing as a team, worldbuilding, and rewriting through production, because one does not simply walk into Mordor.
We also answer audience questions about the difference between ideas for television and movies, and working through dialogue out loud.
- Thanks to Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens!
- Mortal Engines is in theaters now.
- Mortal Engines is based on the book series by Philip Reeve.
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- Outro by Matt Davis (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 1-2-19: The transcript of this episode can be found here.