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Episode 36 John Moore’s I.T. with Special Guest William Wisher

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William Wisher with Pierce Brosnan on the set of I.T.

Join Frank with returning guest William Wisher, to talk about his latest film, I.T. which stars Pierce Brosnan in his finest post-Bond role!  The film was directed by Bill’s friend and collaborator John Moore, and Bill co-wrote and executive produced the feature.  In the chat, they discuss the digital age, cyber security, how 9/11 has not only affected cinema, but the world in general, and the evaporation of privacy.  Bill also details his wonderful working relationship with Pierce Brosnan and his production partner, the late Beau St. Clair and what it was like working in Ireland.  I.T. is currently available to stream on Netflix, or for purchase on Amazon.com and other outlets.

 

John Moore’s I.T.

​I.T. is that hard R thriller that has dark twists and turns, creating a rewarding moviegoing experience in a genre of film that has been sorely lacking.   The film packs a punch and takes itself places that are as shocking as they are refreshing in an era of oversaturated gloss and CGI.

Clocking in at a lean 95 minutes from filmmaker John Moore and screenwriters William Wisher and Dan Kay, the film doesn’t overstay it’s welcome, and tautly finishes to a mysterious, yet rewarding ending. 

Pierce Brosnan has gone through an interesting period post Bond.  He’s dabbled a little in the spy/action genre, but he’s also stepped back and played many anti-Bond roles, and this film is certainly one of them.  Brosnan takes on the role, in a such a restrained and psychical way, he throws enough shade that leaves us questioning the integrity behind that dashing and dapper businessman.

The narrative wraps itself in the culturally relevant world of cyber attacks and lack of personal privacy and security in our post 9/11 world.  Brosnan plays a self-made aviation tycoon who in personal financial strain, opts to make his business public, launching a new app that is essentially Uber for the ultra rich seeking quick travel via private jets.

His business and personal life are flipped, as he becomes victim to a sociopathic intern who turns any and all smart devices that Brosnan and his family use against them.  It’s a slick story, that knows the terminology and world it lives in, without ever running the gambit of ever over explaining anything.  

Perhaps the strongest suit of the film is an airtight screenplay, and a Tangerine Dream esque score by Tim Williams that creates an atmosphere of digital age threat and paranoia.  I.T. is a very good adult oriented thriller crafted so well, with such attention to detail, that it’s a film that stands incredibly high on its own originality.

I.T. is currently streaming on Netflix.

PTS PRESENTS WRITERS WORKSHOP with WILLIAM WISHER

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Wisher BrosnanPodcasting Them Softly is beyond excited to present a chat with screenwriter and producer William Wisher, who co-wrote The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day with James Cameron. William also collaborated with director John McTiernan on The 13th Warrior, he wrote the screenplay to Judge Dredd, and collaborated with Paul Schrader on Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist. He’s also a contributor to the Die Hard franchise as screenwriter and producer, while also making some extremely memorable film appearances. He’s got a new film with Pierce Brosnan coming out later this year called I.T. and he’s working on a new action film with director John Moore called Come Hell or High Water, which based on the title alone, suggests something epic! He’s also a well known script doctor, which is an intriguing area of the business that both Frank and I are fascinated with. This is a fun, extremely informative chat with lots of interesting bits and pieces about the business and some of the biggest franchises ever to hit the screen. We hope you enjoy!