Alex Proyas Talks Knowing with MTV

Knowing director Alex ProyalOne upcoming genre film that’s been kind of flying under the radar is Alex Proyas’ Knowing. It’s probably because of the involvement of its on-again/off-again star, Nicolas Cage, whose last few efforts haven’t been exactly stellar.

So it was interesting to read Proyas’ take on his leading man in a recent interview with MTV Movies Blog: “Nic was someone I really wanted to work with. I’ve actually tried to work with him on various occasions and I think I’ll be doing more with him in the future. We really got along well.

As for the film itself, “Knowing is a very unusual beast,” the Australian director told the assembled crowd. “It’s a really different experience. It takes you into new territory,” though he quickly added that certain elements might remind viewers of some of his earlier work. The filmmaker also showed off a clip from the midpoint of the film, a subway station chase scene with Cage that ends in a vicious collision of subway cars, concrete and human beings.

Of particular note is a two-minute, single-shot airplane crash sequence that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen and which might be worth the price of admission alone. Hmmmm…maybe it won’t end up too bad after all!

For more of Proyas’ remarks, hit up the MTV link above, and stay tuned to Dread Central for our gal-on-the-go Heather Buckley’s interview with him as well, which we should be posting shortly.

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