It’s fortunate to shoot a movie like “Godzilla vs. King Kong” at this stage of my career. I feel like I won a lottery, because how many directors have the opportunity to say that they not only made a “Godzilla” movie, but also made What about the “King Kong” movie? Since 1962, there has only been one, which is really exciting. ——Adam Wingard Before the release of “Godzilla vs. King Kong”, we met the film director Adam Wingard in the remote connection and chatted about the story behind the shooting of this monster movie. Speaking of the feeling of shooting “Godzilla vs. King Kong”, Adam Wingard described it as winning a prize, “I have liked monster movies since I was a child. They were engraved in my mind when I didn’t remember, and even penetrated me. Life. I don’t remember how I felt when I saw them for the first time, but they have always been with me, and I have always liked them.” Xie invited | “Godzilla vs. King Kong” director Adam Wingard interview video Zhihu movie video 8077 play The following is the dictation of director Adam Wingard. Around 2013 and 2014, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures began to jointly produce “Godzilla” and “King Kong” series of movies, shaping the characters of Godzilla and King Kong. I think their ultimate goal is to create this movie. “Godzilla vs. King Kong” is like “Avengers: Endgame.” So I feel very lucky, just like winning a lottery, because how many directors have the opportunity to say that they not only made a “Godzilla” movie, but also made a “King Kong” movie? Since 1962, there has only been one, which is really exciting. You may think that the biggest challenge in shooting this movie is how to shoot the fight between Godzilla and King Kong, and who will win. But in fact, the question of “Who will win” had an answer in my mind long before I started to enter the project. This idea runs through the whole process, and has never wavered in the creative process. For me, the most difficult part is to complete the story. “Godzilla vs. King Kong” needs to be a sequel to the first two “Godzilla” movies, and it must also be an independent and complete story. Even viewers who have never seen other “Godzilla” movies or “King Kong” movies can understand this story intuitively. And because Godzilla and King Kong appeared in the movie at the same time, within half an hour of the beginning of the movie, it was necessary to prepare the audience and lead them into the story. In the final analysis, we hope that the audience can feel happy when watching a movie. So in the production process, I have been trying to make the audience fully enjoy the story while at the same time explaining the previous situation and paving the way for the plot. We hope that the audience can continue to see the appearance of monsters in the screen, and avoid the situation of “monsters appearing and disappearing suddenly” during the viewing process, because in the past, some similar movies were often criticized for this. The audience came to see the monsters, but I have not been able to continue to get such a movie-watching experience. How to present the stories of monsters satisfactorily is also the biggest challenge I face. Many people ask me whether I prefer Godzilla or King Kong. In fact, I like them all the same. Maybe it sounds like proud parents are answering “I can’t choose my favorite son or daughter.” But it’s true. Is my most honest answer. In the creative process, I was also absolutely fair, and did not try to make any character in the movie look cooler. In my heart, Godzilla is a bit like the white blood cells of the earth. His existence is to protect the earth from any form of invasion, and any attempt to do so will be regarded as a threat to the earth by him. Therefore, it can be imagined that this planet seems to have life, and Godzilla is the extension of its life, always protecting its safety. King Kong is an innocent monster, even if he will tear off the heads of other monsters fiercely or stop those who try to disrupt the order, but in the final analysis, he is a very cute monster with innocence deep in his heart. For me, another important reason I like monsters like Godzilla and King Kong is that they have mythical simplicity to some extent. From the outside, Godzilla is a giant beast that looks like a lizard, while King Kong looks like a giant ape. The way we try to present monsters is different from other monster movies, such as “Pacific Rim”. When they are doing design, they add more imaginary elements. Therefore, in those monsters, there are always some elements that we can hardly see. When you watch a monster in “Pacific Rim”, you hardly think of bats or any other creatures we are familiar with. What makes Godzilla’s world unique is that we tend to simplify the complex, hoping to find some connection with reality while maintaining a sense of mystery, and then turn it into an expanded version of the existing version. Like the Naruto (snake with wings) and hell vultures that appear in the movie, they are inspired by myths and have a certain connection with reality. This is how we create monsters. Someone asked me a few days ago, what are the first memories of the “Godzilla” and “King Kong” series of movies. Actually, I don’t remember, because I have been in contact with monster movies since I was very young, and I also like monster movies so much that they are engraved in my mind when I don’t remember anything, and even run through my mind. lifetime. There are also the “Star Wars” series of movies. I don’t remember how I felt when I first saw them, but they have always been with me, and I have always liked them.