THE TERMINAL MAN
SFX|Holiday Special 2020
GEORGE CLOONEY TALKS DIRECTING HIS FIRST BIG SPACE MOVIE

What was the experience of working in Iceland like?

We first went there in August [2019] and scouted. We went up to one of the largest glaciers in Europe, and the first thing that takes your breath away is how much of the glacier has gone. It’s shocking to see how global warming is a reality in places like that. In Iceland, you can measure it. There’s no one debating science with the people of Iceland. They go, “No, this is real. There’s six miles gone of what’s been here for thousands and thousands of years.” It’s stunning. To go by the great icebergs that are floating in the lakes is incredible. We saw the Northern Lights up there, which was just amazing. I was looking out of my window and the sky was green.

Did you have advisors for the science aspects of the script?

Oh yeah, we had all of those guys, which was pretty great. Building the spaceship was a blast. We’re using the same stuff that NASA use, so it’s all true to life. But on the other hand, there is a moon and Jupiter in the story, and the advisors went, ‘We would all die from the radiation if that happened!’ So we just forget about that stuff. This is science fiction.

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