If you've seen "Independence Day", "The Day After Tomorrow" and more recently "2012", then you know that no one does colossal disaster flicks better than director Roland Emmerich whose films are anything but a disaster at the box office charts as they have thus far raked in figures that go by the billions.
Granted that his latest "White House Down" may be the second film this year to feature the White House under siege, but compared to that other White House film released back in March; "Olympus Has Fallen", Emmerich is firm that his film is miles apart (even though he would deny watching "Olympus Has Fallen" if you ask him) and his perpetual formula of character development, disaster and comedy makes for a different level of movie experience altogether.
In this two part exclusive interview with Roland Emmerich, Cinema Online sits down with the enthusiastic German director to find out what was it like making "White House Down" with Channing Tatum and Jamie Fox, his 'destructive' directing style compared to "Transformers" Michael Bay, what he did at the 'end of the world' in 2012, the upcoming sequel for "Independence Day" and most importantly, why is it always cities like New York, London and Paris gets struck by disaster and never Kuala Lumpur?
Part 1: Emmerich talks making "White House Down", working with Channing Tatum and Jamie Fox and getting compared to "Transformers" Michael Bay for their similar 'destructive' style.
Part 2: Emmerich tells us what he did for the 'end of the world' back in 2012, plus why only cities like New York, London and Paris gets hit by disaster and the upcoming sequel for "Independence Day".
"White House Down" opens in cinemas in Malaysia and Singapore on 27 June 2013.