Guillermo del Toro on Filming During the Pandemic: ‘You’re Operating a Large, Surgical Theater’
“Antlers” producer Guillermo del Toro and director Scott Cooper took the virtual stage at Comic-Con@Home to debut new footage from their new horror pic, “Antlers,” and talk about how they’re attempting to film during the time of coronavirus.“Antlers,” starring Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons, centers around the Native American folklore creature the wendigo.“The film looks into the horrors of what it means to be an individual of America today and all of the crises we’re facing, quite frankly,” Cooper explains.
“Climate crisis, drug addicted populace, our treatment of Native Americans, abject poverty — all of those sort of things without hopefully feeling like a message film.
But wrapped into a monster film.”The filmmakers revealed that the monster represents greed and colonialism “The wendigo, the more it eats, the more hungry it gets, and the more it eats, the weaker it gets,” del Toro says.
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