I love working with the right actor, and if the right actor happens to be unknown, that should be allowed, too, I think.
Pitching is always a weird, difficult thing.
I don’t think anyone wants a movie on time that’s not worth your time.
I was more of a Star Wars kid, actually. I always thought Star Trek was a lot of talk, and it felt a little self-important. It was hard for me to get into it.
Every hour that you spend doing something, even if you love it more than anything, you’re not with your family. Every project that you take on, that’s another choice.
It’s a leap of faith doing any serialised storytelling.
It’s more important you learn what to make movies about than how to make movies
The ability of a television series to make adjustments is something you’ve got to take advantage of.
I work with really hard-working people who are really good at what they do.
The Internet now provides an immediate and very clear consensus of what it is that the audience is experiencing. It’s something that you should never let lead you, and yet at the same time, you should never ignore it.
Ratings have changed, viewer habits have changed and the options for the audience have grown enormously, but I don’t think how you tell a story is fundamentally different.
I try to push ideas away, and the ones that will not leave me alone are the ones that ultimately end up happening.