Director Drew Pearce tells us all about his new pulse-pounding thriller ‘Hotel Artemis’

Hotel Artemis Movie Review

Hollywood vet Drew Pearce, whose directorial debut “Hotel Artemis” includes stars like Jodie Foster and Jeff Goldblum and hits theaters June 8th, has helped pen the script for big budget features for years now.

The thing about them is they’ve tended to be sequels. He worked on the screenplay for “Iron Man 3.” On the story for “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” which was the fifth film in that franchise. You love films as much as he does, and you do this kind of thing long enough, you eventually get an itch to shepherd a project of your own, something that’s all you, is covered in your fingerprints, something new.

For Drew, that movie is “Hotel Artemis,” a thriller set in the L.A. of 2028. The quick summary: Foster’s character runs a kind of members-only, secret hotel for criminals that’s actually a hospital. Which immediately puts the movie, Drew tells BGR, in “that tradition of — put a group of great bad people together and see what happens kind of movies. Which is one of my favorite genres.

“And you can actually take that all the way back to Kurosawa and ‘Drunken Angel.’ When I was a teenager in late 80s and early 90s, the world didn’t seem as … delineated then. The delineations between art house and blockbuster didn’t really play into it for me. I wanted ‘Artemis’ to be that. I wanted it to be the kind of movie that visually is striking in a not necessarily mainstream way. Like, massively influenced by Korean cinema from the last 10 years, because that’s one of the most vibrant areas of cinema for me.”

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