David SF Wilson is “Sonny’s Edge” One of the most popular episodes in the Netflix series love, death + robots. Wilson believes that computer animation has enormous untapped potential in serious science fiction.
“Directing animation is like directing slow motion,” Wilson said in episode 514. Geek Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “You have a huge amount of control in animation because it takes so long and you can be very specific about what you want.”
love, death + robots Take short stories by top authors such as Alastair Reynolds, Peter F. Hamilton and Neil Asher and adapt them into dark, atmospheric short films. Wilson would love to see more feature-length films that could get a page from the show. “When Volume 3 came out, they showed some new shorts and some old ones in theaters,” he said. “It made me think, ‘Why isn’t there an animated movie like this?’ For the next five years, my mission is to show something like that on a screen somewhere. It deserves it.”
Feature animation tends to focus on family-friendly fare rather than dark, serious science fiction.One reason may be lingering memories of the 2001 film final fantasy: soul within, which was a commercial and critical failure. “final fantasy It came out a few years ago, and as a test case, it didn’t do anyone any favors,” Wilson said. “But I think we’re getting close to a point where I hope we can try it. “
he points to doom As a franchise begging to be made into an animated feature. “I didn’t like the first few installments of the series,” he said. “The next release shouldn’t be live-action. It should be an animated film. It should be R-rated and radical, like anything you’ve seen in that space before.”
Listen to the full interview with David SF Wilson on Episode 514 Geek Guide to the Galaxy (above). And check out some highlights from the discussion below.
David SF Wilson Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer:
We got a lot of freedom. They said, “Essentially the Sith is back, and we want some story that shows Coruscant being fired.” I was like, “Okay. Can I write whatever I want?” And they were like, ” Yeah, but you’ve got to have a bounty hunter, and you’ve got to have some Sith, etc.” “Okay, no problem.” I left and wrote that trailer, and that was the first one we did.There is a character called Darth Margos, he didn’t exist until I wrote him in that script and we put him in that trailer, and now there are books and statues of him. I’m still pinching myself, there’s a corner of the Star Wars universe that didn’t exist before I put it on the page.
David SF Wilson on “Sonnie’s Edge”:
I put this presentation together for what I wanted to do with the “Sonnie’s Edge” clip, and we had a Skype meeting [“Sonnie’s Edge” writer] Peter F. Hamilton. I shared my screen and walked him through a demo of what I was going to do. I couldn’t see Peter as I walked him past and the gentleman was watching me with an ear-to-ear smile as I finished and closed the presentation. He was so excited. This made my year. He actually watched it in a theatre in London – at the premiere, with Alastair Reynolds – and he sent me the best email ever. He said: “I’ve never felt this way since I was a kid in theatres. star wars, the Star Destroyer rumbled overhead. “
David SF Wilson delta-v:
delta-v is a very meaningful project Daniel Suarez, just like for me. It’s essentially the story of how we became a space-faring species, and I think that’s an important aspect of who we are and what we’ll be one day… Science fiction has inspired some of the biggest technological leaps our species has ever experienced, and I Believe that, as storytellers, we should not follow Bezoses and Musk who are building rockets, we should inspire them to do what we want to do. That’s what this series is about.I can last for hours delta-v And how we’re not doing space exploration where we need it. If I could click my finger, that would be one of the items I’d like to see.
David SF Wilson the division trailer:
Ubisoft called and they said, “Your trailer is depressing. You need to change it.” Suicide specifically, and the head of Ubisoft said, “It makes me uncomfortable.” I thought, “You know you The irony of what was said? The whole trailer is about how we choose to stay away from something uncomfortable or difficult because we don’t want to deal with it. That emotional experience you have is the point of the trailer.” In their defense, They listened to my soapbox for about five minutes, and then they were like, “You seem like a pretty warm person. We’ll let you go.”