David Lowery, who was a guest of A24’s podcast, announced that he wanted his new movie, The Green Knight, to be shown in theaters if it was uncertain whether it would be released due to the epidemic.
David Lowery’s new movie, The Green Knight, which is known for the films Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Pete’s Dragon, won the hearts of movie lovers with A Ghost Story of 2017, and recently directed The Old Man & the Gun, attracted the attention of movie lovers with its first trailer. He had attracted.
David Lowery reunited with A24; The film, which includes actors such as Giant Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Barry Keoghan, and Sean Harris, brings the story of Sir Gawain and Green Knight, adapted to the cinema in 1973 and 1984 by Stephen Weeks. The movie focuses on the relationship between King Arthur’s round table knight Sir Gawain and his enemy Green Knight.
Normally, the film was expected to make its world premiere at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, and on May 29, it will be released in the U.S. However, due to the coronavirus epidemic, the closure of movie theaters around the world prevented this from happening. In addition to canceling the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and moving its activities to digital space, the vision date of many films planned to be released in spring-summer was postponed to the last months of the year or next year. Some films met the audience directly on VOD platforms or other digital channels without being released.
Starting from this, David Lowery, who was a guest of A24’s podcast program The A24 Project, shared his thoughts on how The Green Knight will be released.
David Lowery: “I hope The Green Knight Comes to Vision. I am a great defender of cinematic experience. ”
David Lowery said that no one knew whether the movie was to be released or broadcast directly on VOD platforms. The director, who wants the movie to be released in theaters, says, “Nobody knows. This is the case with everything now. Nobody knows anything. All I can say is that at some point viewers want to see the movie. And under these conditions, they will watch the movie in the best way. I hope this happens in theaters. I hope the cinemas open. I am a great advocate of cinematic experience and one of the things I love about A24 is that they are. ” found in the description.
Under the current circumstances created by the outbreak, David Lowery does not strictly oppose the film being released on VOD platforms, preferring the film not to be shown on digital media: “If I was a spectator and I was stuck inside the house for six months, I would have liked to watch the film. I prefer watching the movie at home rather than watching it at all. I’m sure this will be clear soon, but ‘soon’ is something that has changed. ”
There was no clear explanation from the A24 front. In order to clarify this situation, we need to wait for the point of the course of the epidemic to evolve.