The movie studio behind the upcoming film adaptation of Robert Rodriguez’s sci-fi adventure ‘Lazar’ is looking to take its time getting it right, with one star saying the studio is waiting until after its release to make sure the film is a good one.
“I don’t know that they’ve done a lot of interviews and things, but they have a lot to think about,” Andrew Garfield told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview for the forthcoming ‘Lavar’ biopic, which opens on April 25.
“We have to get our heads around this new world that we’re in, because we’re trying to figure out how to adapt it to a wider audience,” Garfield added.
“There’s some great actors out there that we think will bring a whole new perspective to it.
It’s kind of like being a kid in a movie theater and being like, ‘Wow, this is the coolest movie I’ve ever seen.'”
Rodriguez’s ‘Lombok’ took nearly five years to make and was originally slated for a 2019 release, but that is now in doubt.
The project was put on hold after a studio source told THR that “the movie is not good enough,” and the project is now being directed by Adam McKay, who is set to direct ‘Lorax’ next year.
The film is currently shooting in Budapest, Hungary.
Rodrigue has previously said that the film would be the culmination of “about half a dozen years of working on the project” and that he has not yet seen the final cut.
“It’s a huge, huge project,” he said.
“We’re still working on it.
I can’t tell you anything more about it, but it’s a really exciting project, and I think it’s going to be the end of a long journey for me and I’m excited for everybody involved in it.”
For ‘Lazer,’ Rodriguez’s first foray into a science-fiction movie, he and co-writer Chris Williams are bringing on actor Andrew Garfield to play the lead role.
He is the son of actor/director Rob Williams, who was the first actor to play Spider-man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“He is a really good guy,” Rodriguez said of Garfield.
“He’s got a very big heart, and it’s really good to work with someone like that.
We’ve seen some of his work and he’s one of those people who will give you a really unique take on what Spider-men are.”
Rodrigues ‘Lacuna Park’ is being produced by Lionsgate and his other feature, ‘The Manchurian Candidate,’ is being written by Simon Kinberg, the creative force behind the successful ‘Fury.’
The film is set during the ’20th century,’ and it stars Ryan Reynolds, John Goodman, Jessica Chastain, Jack Reynor, Jack Black and Elizabeth Olsen.
It’s unclear whether Garfield will be returning for the sequel.
“I’ll be doing my own spinoff,” he told THR last month.
“But that’s really my focus right now.”
In the meantime, Garfield said he’s excited to see what the future holds for his career.
“When I saw the news that [Logan] was going to come out, I was like, oh my God, I have no idea what to expect,” Garfield said.
“But it’s great.
I’m really looking forward to the future.
Hopefully it’ll be exciting.”