Gerard Butler acquired a really variety electronic mail from one Robert Downey Jr. after his 2013 motion film Olympus Has Fallen got here out, and it reminded him of why it’s essential to maintain making these sorts of films — therefore his newest, Airplane.
In a latest interview with Uproxx about Airplane, directed by Jean-François Richet, the actor instructed the story about Downey’s good notice from all these years in the past.
“Robert Downey Jr. wrote me the nicest electronic mail after Olympus Has Fallen. This is similar vibe,” he stated of Airplane. “He’s like, ‘We want extra of those films.’”
Butler additionally spoke about how Airplane is a throwback to motion films of the Nineteen Nineties.
“These are the films, once I was in New York as a child, and other people would shout on the display and throw issues and be like, ‘No!,’ and applaud and cheer. And I feel that’s what this film is, it’s a throwback to that, the place actually you’re within the vitality of the group and everyone’s both terrified or cheering you on,” he stated.
He additionally defined why he advocated for the title of Airplane to remain as it’s now, as an alternative of being modified to The Airplane.
“Some folks stated it was a working title and I by no means take a look at a film like that. I’m very superstitious as a result of any film that I’ve made that they modified the title on us has at all times failed. There’s been three now, haven’t finished nicely. And I’ve sat there listening to them,” Butler stated.
He wouldn’t elaborate on what these three films have been.
“I don’t wish to crap on any of my films or harm any folks’s emotions. However there are three particularly. And that was a part of my argument on the telephone. To be sincere, it was Airplane, however then on the script and on the decision sheet, it immediately turned The Airplane. And that was a part of what folks have been arguing towards. And I stated, ‘Guys, it was by no means The Airplane. It was Airplane,’” he stated. “After which I feel some folks like it, some folks hate it. I really like the simplicity of the title.”
Airplane is now taking part in in theaters.
Fundamental Picture: Gerard Butler in Olympus Has Fallen (2013).