Question: In one of your interviews recently you said you might want to do a sci-fi film. It’s all over the internet so I’m going to ask you, is there any truth to you doing a sci-fi film?
Wes Anderson: I think that was a joke that I made outside the premiere the other night. I wasn’t aware that anyone thought I really meant it. I said I wanted to shoot on location in space.
People are talking.
Anderson: Well, after I said it I thought that might be nice. (everyone laughs) I don’t know, I’m not sure…that’s kind of a James Cameron type move.
Well, is the sci-fi world something that you are interested in? Because you clearly have a very distinct style and it would be interesting to see your style in a sci-fi film or another kind of genre.
Anderson: I would like to do a movie in space but I think it would be difficult to do it on location. Someone’s going to do that before too long I suppose. The thing is, to do it right now you probably have to submit the script to NASA. You’d be dealing with…you’d get notes from government officials.
Michael Bay already gets that.
Anderson: Does he? Really?
When he does Transformers.
Anderson: You mean if he wants to use these jets he has to…he has to make it clear that it’s pilot error and not the machinery. (everyone laughs)
So you wouldn’t settle for a visual effects based movie?
Anderson: Well, I probably would have to at a certain point.
So what kind of story are you thinking?
Anderson: I’m not at liberty to discuss that now!
ON HIS NEXT PROJECT
Have you announced what your next project is going to be yet?
Do you know what it’s going to be?
Anderson: I’m writing something but it’s so early I don’t think I could accurately describe it.
Is it about a father and son?
Anderson: No really.
ON THE MUSIC THAT MIGHT BE USED
Do you already have a song for the next movie? Do you already have something picked out?
Anderson: That one…it’s not exactly songs. I’ll just leave it at that.