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August 23, 2016

Inspiration Comes From The Strangest Places...

Well, here we are - the movie's been out in theaters for just over a week now and is firmly receding into the rearview. I'm back in Texas, working on my next projects. Having learned my lesson last time around, I disconnected from Twitter back in June, just after the second trailer came out. I might pop back on at some point in the future but it's been a pleasant and necessary reprieve these past two months. I've also done pretty well when it comes to not reading reviews - although, judging from what I've been told, this is the one movie where I let myself read them. This makes me very happy. I'm as pleased with this movie's release and reception as I could be.

Here's a fun fact that came up in a few pieces of press, but I thought I'd share it again. When Toby and I first pitched our take on this movie to the producers, we brought in this HSBC commercial that I liked. I said "imagine this, but with a dragon." And they were like - "yep, we get it."

I never looked at it again until a few weeks ago, when I remembered it during an interview. Here it is:

Yep! It turned out pretty much just like that, except with a dragon.

Posted by David Lowery at 1:39 PM