Q: How did you get involved with THE LIBRARIAN: QUEST FOR THE SPEAR?
A: Dean was telling me about this script about a year and a half before we started production, and I threw some ideas around with him. The next time we spoke about it Dean says, "THE LIBRARIAN. You want to do it?" And I said "Yeah, that's great."
Q: This is definitely a movie of firsts: Bob Newhart's first stunt, Devlin's first time with high definition and your first time directing. How was your first feature directorial experience?
A: Even though I am a first-time director, I'm probably the most-experienced first-time director in the history of cinema. It was good to have familiar faces around the set that you know you can look across the room and not say anything and they know exactly what you're talking about.
Q: How has the high-definition aspect of the movie been for you as a first-time director?
A: It is something that actually made the movie more interesting. High def is something that's happening and it's going to get better, so it's better to get on the train now and be on the forefront as opposed to in the caboose.
Q: How would you describe this movie?
A: It's like Romancing the Stone in reverse; the girl is the person of action and the guy is the person who lives in books and has to become a man of action. Thematically, its really about two people who have to learn how to love. Flynn is a guy who's never loved before because he's been in this sheltered world, and now he's going out into the real world and has to learn how to feel on an emotional level not just an intellectual level. And Nicole is someone who never wants to love again because she lost what she felt was true love and she thought it was her fault. So they both have walls that have to be brought down during this rollicking adventure.