Joseph Kosinski insists the film is not science fiction

Spiderhead may fall into the Netflix sci-fi category, but the filmmakers insist that everything you see in the film is either in the not-too-distant future, or it could actually happen today.

The film gets its title from its main location, managed by a state-of-the-art penitentiary system Chris Hemsworthis Steve Abnesti. Spiderhead prisoners have the luxury of roaming the halls, indulging in delicious food and other amenities, but in return they must agree to participate in Abnesti’s experiments. They must wear surgically attached devices that administer the mind-warning drugs they test, drugs with the ability to make prisoners “better” versions of themselves.


S Spiderhead on my way to play on netflix, i had the opportunity to talk to the director Joseph Kosinski and producer Eric Newman for their experience in working with the material. Although the film has a futuristic feel with the minimalist equipment and technology used to administer drugs, they both insist that the events of Spiderhead are closer to reality than you think.

Kosinski insisted: “I don’t think it’s science fiction. I think everything in this movie can happen today. ” Newman added, “And it will probably happen soon,” and Newman also made the connection Spiderhead and the real-world drug manipulation of the Sackler family:

“I don’t think there’s anything in this film that isn’t in the not-so-distant future for us. Speaking for myself, I’m doing a show for the Sacklers right now and OxyContin and the process they got into OxyContin, and nothing at the moment would shock me.

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Kosinski perceives this highly disturbing script and presents it on screen with an extremely unique style and tone that change the genre, something he strongly attributes to the screenwriters. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernicke:

“I think the script presents what makes them so special and unique. To be able to catch George [Saunders]his tone from his story and expand it and make a feature film. If you had read this short story, I don’t think there’s any way to think it could be worthy of a movie, and they wrote this thing I didn’t leave. I read it from cover to cover when I first took it, which is a great sign. And for me, it was an incredible challenge as a director, and I thought it would be a really fun challenge for the right actors to deal with and just do something completely unique and different from everything else. ”

Kosinski found the right actors in his longtime collaborator Miles Teller who plays Abnesti’s favorite prisoner, Jeff, and Hemsworth himself, who proves to be particularly important to Spiderheadtonal variations of.

“This is my third film with Miles, so I just think he has incredible reach, he’s so talented, so I knew he was going to bring that. But I think Chris, what he did every day on set to play this character, is completely different from anything we’ve seen him do before. To do it with an American accent, to be so charming, funny and amusing, but also to have the rigor and complexity of this almost sociopathic character for me was such a fun thing to see on set every day and I really am, I’m really excited for people to see it. “

Looking for more on making Spiderhead? Be sure to check out my full conversation with Kosinski and Newman in the video at the top of this article!

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