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In an interview with Fringe Fanatic, John Noble discusses Fringe and his character of Walter Bishop. The full interview is here but below are a few choice Q&As.
How do you feel about the reception to Peter and Walter’s relationship?
Well, it’s become one of the most talked about aspects of the show, which is kind of pleasing in a way, that with all of the things going on with Fringe in a week that one of the things people have kind of hooked into almost at an emotional level is the relationship between the two Bishops. Certainly, people that stop me on the street and talk to me about it [Fringe] find that relationship very endearing, challenging, and thought-provoking. It’s been one of the little joys we’ve found in it, mind you I think J.J. Abrams always hoped that would happen.
What is your picture of Walter before he went into the asylum and do we see any of that informing Walter’s present tense.
In some ways he’s not so hard to relate to, he’s obviously incredibly bright. He’s in that point-one-percentile of people who have IQs of around 200. He was brilliant, but also myopic I think, his main focus in life would be his work and we still see that, there is absolute joy in Walter when he has something to do, a joy in experimentation, he’s thrilled at the time. I hope that is evident, because every time he gets to do an experiment he’s almost child like and overjoyed. Being that type of man, he’s not a particularly social animal and doesn’t have a high threshold for society – that’s true with a lot of high achievers, Jon, and it would probably be the case with him. I don’t think he was in evil man in any kind of way, but I think he likely stretched ethics for the sake of science, and chose to do science rather than considering the ethics of what he was doing. That’s also consistent with a lot of brilliant people, sadly.
Walter’s history with William Bell is another thing that is always there in Fringe. Do you expect we’ll be meeting up with William Bell in the near future?
There’s two very strong schools of thought about this. I think as long as William Bell remains this reclusive Howard Hughes type character we’ll always have that tantalizing thought. If we introduce him, it’s a bit like instant gratification. Maybe we will, maybe we won’t. Maybe we’ll see some visage of him. There are all kinds of funny ideas about who he is, he’s Nina’s arm or some other crazy things. To directly answer your question, I think we will meet William Bell, but I hope it’s not too soon, or too graphically.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Cloverfield Director Matt Reeves spoke with MTV about the possibility of a sequel to Cloverfield. Essentially the idea of a sequel is still alive but just in the tossing around ideas stage with nothing concrete in motion.
“There are a couple ideas that have potential but we haven’t quite cracked it yet,” says Reeves who is juggling his orginal screenplay, “The Invisible Woman” and his remake of “Let the Right One In” among his future projects. Trying to pin down just what those “Cloverfield” sequel ideas are though is easier said than done. One thought was to return to the source of the inspiration for the film. “When we were in Japan we thought, wouldn’t it be cool to do it here,” he said.
One things seems certain. Don’t expect a traditional sequel picking up right after the first with the same (still living) characters. Rather the filmmakers behind the hit film have discussed a sequel that “wasn’t necessarily right after that night but had intersections with the original.”
Then there’s the possibility that Reeves might not direct the sequel at all. Muck like Danny Boyle did for “28 Weeks Later,” Reeves said “There was the thought that maybe we’d bring in some young exciting people and we’d produce their take.”
“I don’t know at this point,” Reeves said. “I think if we find something that would be incredibly fun to make and that we would want to watch then that’s what would push it over the top. It’s a weird puzzle.”