Phil Kim interview Part One (with Jeremy Robinson)
Phil Kim interview Part Two (with Jeremy Robinson)
Phil Kim of:
I want to just start off by acknowledging my estranged relationship with Mr. Shyamalan. I saw Signs not knowing anything about it. (This was before Mel had melted down and long before I knew how to pronounce Jacqueline or Shyamalan.) I had not seen the previews, so I was not among the throngs who thought they were going to a wall-to-wall alien invasion horror film. So as the Family Drama in a haunted house vibe rolled out, I was on board, and I was hooked.
Of course, where do you go after that? IMDB tells you that this is the same guy who gave you The Sixth Sense, and you now have to rent Unbreakable (from a ma and pa video store). Do you remember that time period? People were getting all hyperbolic on him: ‘The second coming of Hitchcock!’ ‘The next Spielberg!’ (This was two years before War of the Worlds, so that was still a compliment.)
The past few months have been absolutely insane with new developments that I have been itching to talk about, but couldn’t. And while, as the subject line above suggests, I am announcing one of those big news items, there is more to come! For this reason, you may receive a second newsletter from me in the coming weeks containing two more announcements and a sneak peek at all the books coming in 2015. Now let’s get to it!