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Empire Podcast #480: Lisa Joy, Simu Liu

This week's Empire Podcast sees Chris Hewitt sit down with Simu Liu, the title star of the latest MCU film, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, for a wide-ranging chat (1:18:17.675 - 1:36:05.820) that takes in Liu's time in London as a teen, his prediction for Avengers 20, and a heartfelt tribute to the late Brad Allan, the film's second unit director, who passed away recently.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Lisa Joy

Lisa Joy has been behind the scenes for her entire career in the entertainment industry, so most people probably aren’t familiar with her face. However, there’s a very good chance that you’re familiar with her work. She is best known for writing and producing the popular TV series, Westworld. The show has reached countless people all over the world, and Lisa’s creativity never ceased to amaze viewers. Not only is Westworld still in production, but Lisa is also working on other major projects. In 2021, she released a film called Reminiscence. She also has a couple of other projects in the works. Keep reading to learn 10 things you didn’t know about Lisa Joy.
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Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson on working with Lisa Joy on ‘Reminiscence’

Mumbai, Aug 24 (SocialNews.XYZ) Actors Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson have talked about working with filmmaker Lisa Joy in the upcoming film 'Reminiscence'. Joy, who earlier co-created and directed 'Westworld', makes her feature film directing debut with 'Reminiscence' and directs from her own original screenplay.
Vanity Fair

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at Reminiscence With Lisa Joy

Remixing genres is not something Westworld showrunner Lisa Joy has intentionally set out to do. True, her wildly popular HBO series hums along an intersection of Westerns and sci-fi and featured a season three episode titled “Genre,” in which Hollywood tropes were flying fast and furious. But when she first dreamed up her feature directorial debut, Reminiscence, starring Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson, Joy didn’t plan to mix sci-fi and film noir. Yet, as Jackman’s classically tormented noir hero, Nick Bannister, chases down the ghost of his vanished love, Mae, through the flooded streets of a climate-ravaged near-future Miami, Joy has once again woven together two film worlds that, when blended, help us see each a bit more clearly.
Den of Geek

Link Tank: Lisa Joy Almost Used a Male Pseudonym to Pitch Reminiscence

Lisa Joy almost used a male pseudonym to pitch Reminiscence because of sexism in the industry. “Lisa Joy’s directorial debut Reminiscence premiered in theaters and on HBO Max this weekend. The film is a sci-fi noir set in Miami in the not-too-distant future, where climate change and global warming have flooded the city. Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman) is a veteran who runs a struggling business where clients can revisit old memories via immersion tank.”

Hugh Jackman and Lisa Joy Go Deep on the Making of ‘Reminiscence’ and Creating New Technology to Capture the Holograms on Set

If you’re a fan of Hugh Jackman and Reminiscence writer-director Lisa Joy and curious how the film was made, you’re going to be very happy. That’s because shortly before the film was released in theaters and HBO Max, I landed an extended interview with the two of them where we talked in-depth about the making of the science-fiction thriller.

Lisa Joy Reflects on Almost Pitching ‘Reminiscence’ Under Male Pseudonym So “People Might Take Me More Seriously”

Lisa Joy is now a renowned sci-fi writer as co-creator of Westworld, but as a woman tackling the white-male-dominated genre, it wasn’t always that way. Joy recently told the U.K.’s The Independent that she considered pitching Reminiscence — the Warner Bros. Hugh Jackman-starrer she wrote and directed — under a male pseudonym, thinking it would get more traction than a sci-fi script coming from a woman (especially as she was then pregnant with her now-7-year-old daughter). At the film’s Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday, she elaborated on that thought, saying “it just felt like because it was genre and because of...

Lisa Joy on the Inspiration and Themes of REMINISCENCE

Being a woman creator in Hollywood is no easy feat. Even more so if you’re a woman taking on the sci-fi genre. But Lisa Joy is no ordinary woman. The former lawyer made the jump from attorney to writer back in 2007. That’s when Heroes showrunner Michael Green recommended her spec script to Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller. Since that monumental pivot, Joy wrote and produced the popular series Burn Notice. And she is the co-writer, co-executive producer, and co-showrunner of Westworld. Her husband, Jonathan Nolan, is her creative partner and co-showrunner for the popular HBO series.

Reminiscence director Lisa Joy on the ‘fucking nightmare’ of nostalgia

Lisa Joy already explored the downside of wanting to live in an idealized past as the co-creator of Westworld. But in her feature directorial debut, Reminiscence, Joy takes the theme even deeper. The film-noir-saturated thriller takes place in a post-climate-change world where one of the main sources of pleasure is to be able to slip back into the past, with the aid of a technology controlled by Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman) and his assistant Watts (Thandiwe Newton).

Hero Nation Podcast: ‘Reminiscence’ Director & ‘Westworld’ Co-Creator Lisa Joy On Fascination With Memory & Upcoming Amazon Series ‘The Peripheral’

While Lisa Joy’s new feature directorial debut Reminiscence isn’t a crossover to her co-created HBO series Westworld, one could easily argue that they’re distant cousins. Both are set in near dystopian futures, where technology reigns and people yearn to be in another reality, not simply their humdrum present day. In the Warner Bros. movie, which hits theaters and HBO Max tomorrow, Hugh Jackman plays Nick Bannister, a detective of memories of sorts. He runs a facility where he’s able to transport clients to their past experiences. You can listen to our conversation with Joy below on the latest episode of Hero Nation: Joy talks about her...

Lisa Joy on ‘Reminiscence,’ Casting Hugh Jackman, and How the ‘Fallout’ Amazon Series Will Be Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

With Reminiscence arriving in theaters and streaming on HBO Max tomorrow, I recently spoke to writer-director Lisa Joy about making her feature directorial debut. If you haven’t seen the trailers, Hugh Jackman plays a private investigator of the mind whose life is forever changed when a new client (Rebecca Ferguson) steps into his office. As he obsesses over what happened to her, he uncovers a violent conspiracy and is forced to decide how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth. Thandiwe Newton plays his business partner and the film also stars Daniel Wu, Cliff Curtis, Nico Parker, Angela Sarafyan, Natalie Martinez, Marina de Tavira, and Mojean Aria.

Lisa Joy: ‘I thought about doing Reminiscence under a male pseudonym’

Little more than a decade ago, Lisa Joy was a high-flying Harvard graduate at the start of a career in corporate law. Now, she’s the co-creator, writer and part-director of HBO’s acclaimed sci-fi western Westworld (with husband and creative partner Jonathan Nolan, younger brother of Christopher), and she’s just finished writing, producing and directing her first feature film, Reminiscence. Not bad for someone who hadn’t watched television or film until she went to college. “I was quite bookish growing up and I wasn’t allowed to watch a lot of TV or films,” says the 44-year-old. “I really honed my sense of story more from...

Lisa Joy Talks ‘Reminiscence,’ The Future Of ‘Westworld,’ ‘Blade Runner’ & More [The Fourth Wall Podcast]

Lisa Joy hardly needs an introduction. Having entered television as a writer on Bryan Fuller’s beloved series “Pushing Daisies,” Joy went on to write a whopping 19 episodes of “Burn Notice” before, in 2016, co-creating HBO’s “Westworld” with her husband, Jonathan Nolan. Having now guided the dystopian sci-fi series through three critically acclaimed seasons, Joy found herself in the director’s chair for the first time, directing the season two episode “The Riddle of the Sphinx.” “I learned a lot about my directorial style,” said Joy about her work on the episode, “which is, before I even start prep, I normally have the whole [episode/movie] cut together in my head. When I walk the crew through a location, I act out and pre-block everything, and I also tend to talk about, not the technical aspects, but the emotional feeling and intent behind the scene.”