Podcast: John Wick (2014) and It Follows (2014)

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In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two modestly-costed movies from 2014 that turned out to be really rather successful.

Writer Derek Kolstad had got his first screen credit on a Dolph Lundgren-headlined movie. And he had a plan for a slimmed down action movie, with a 75-year old lead character. Things changed though when a man called Keanu Reeves got interested in it.

With It Follows, writer/director David Robert Mitchell had actually planned to do a different movie, until it became clear that it’d be easier to get his horror project funded. But it was still low budget enough to give him absolute control over how he wanted to shoot it…

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