In-Depth Interview – Luke Davies

This week’s interview takes a look at Oscar nominated writer, Luke Davies. He wrote the adapted screenplay for “Lion.” He’s most well-known for his “Candy,” “Life,” and his most recent film, “Lion.” He’s also known as a poet and novelist.

“If you aren’t familiar with Lion, it’s based on the true story of a young man named Saroo who became separated from his family in India at the age of five and was subsequently adopted by an Australian family. As a five-year-old, Saroo could not correctly explain where, exactly, he was from, and thus all hopes of finding his family were lost. As an adult, however, the advent of Google Earth provides Saroo with a unique opportunity, as he sets about finding his long lost family once and for all. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, and Sunny Pawar.”

A few things mentioned in the interview:

  • Talks about how WALL-E influenced his take on the film.
  • What’s his writing process like? Does he work during specific hours?
  • Does he prefer writing one movie at a time, or does he juggle many scripts at once?

Check out the full video interview here: Collider: ‘Lion’ Writer Luke Davies on How ‘WALL-E’ Influenced His Take on the Incredible True Story

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