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Director Roland Emmerich on making his new epic, which movies he liked best, and more

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What inspired the idea for this one? Are you reading anything specific about the Moon, about AI, or anything impressive?

Well, I read, 10 years ago, a book called “Who built the moon?” And it’s a provocative book. Every time I looked up at the Moon, I was reminded that I had read that book, and slowly came up with this idea: “What if something happened to the Moon and it fell to the Earth? earth, at the same time, we learn it The moon is not natural, is it really built? “That’s a great idea.

Then I thought, “Another disaster movie, I don’t know,” but then I said to myself, “Okay, so they have to go up there. They have to find a way to get up there, and we We have to throw a lot of obstacles in their way, and then the big surprise is that inside the Moon, you learn a lot about where we’re going.” That’s where I said, “Okay, this is it. It’s more of a space movie than a disaster movie.” For me, that’s the reason to do it.

Is any material related to artificial intelligence reused from “singularity,” that you came very close to creating about 11 years ago?

Yes, that’s a lot of topics. There is also a great book called “Homo Deus” talking about the same thing. If we don’t have empathy and then develop artificial intelligence, then more rules are needed. They cannot just create artificial intelligence and give control to that entity. It can be a disastrous thing.

You have a lot of scientific advice on this. Are you pretty strict about checking with people at places like NASA or JPL to see if there’s at least a good scientific background?

Yes, I think you have to because it’s a movie about space, it’s a movie about What will the moon do? when it goes astray. Without thorough research, people will begin to ask too many questions, and even then, they will still ask a lot of questions. I still don’t believe the Moon is man-made, but it’s just buying and [doing] some kind of explanation to people with that twinkle in your eye, [and still being] the more precise the better.

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