I like death. I'm a big fan of it.
I like to think that we've got a plan, so let's stick to it. That said, once we've stuck to it, we're allowed as much improvisation as anyone cares to indulge themselves in.
I love fatherhood. I could bang on about kids forever.
I suppose directing on set is the most fun because it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking.
I think there's a natural system in your own head about how much violence the scene warrants. It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process.
I'd like to work with the missus, but there's nothing in the pipeline at the moment.
I'm not politically motivated. I used to be - passionately. I used to be very Left wing. Then I went very Right wing, and now I rest somewhere in the middle.
I'm not under too much of an illusion of how smart or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork.
If somebody has a better idea than me, I'll take it if it surpasses what we have on the page because at the end of the day, it's me that takes the credit anyway!
It's about not letting the internal enemy, the real enemy, have his way because the more he does the stronger he becomes. The film's about the devastating results that can manifest from the internal enemy being unbridled and allowed to unleash chaos.
It's not easy to strap yourself down to a desk and bash on a keyboard when you know you can direct lots of films, because directing films is fun and interactive and gregarious. Writing isn't.
Jake Green isn't just Jake Green. Jake represents all of us. The colour green is the central column of the spectrum and the name Jake has all sorts of numerical values. All things come back to him within the film's world of cons and games.
My principal job is to make interesting and entertaining films, and I'm not proud of which format or which particular technique I use. I just wanted the film to look good.
On Lock, Stock, we didn't know where the money for shooting the next day was coming from.
Other than the fact that I like a country house, I can't think of anything I'd want to spend my money on.
Previously, on Lock, Stock, I went to bed at two in the morning and woke up at five in the morning, and on this one I was known to nod off on the set occasionally.
The English countryside is the most staggeringly beautiful place. I can't spend as much time there as I like, but I like everything about it. I like fishing, I like clay- pigeon shooting.
The idea is that that there is no such thing as an external enemy.
We are not that flash, me or the missus. In fact, we are quite low-maintenance.
We can all be conned but at what point do we realize that we're being conned and to what point do we allow ourselves to be conned?
We're quite volatile as individuals, but that doesn't work exponentially when we are together. Relationships are about eating humble pie.
Well, what I try to do is throw as much mud on the wall as I possibly can and just see what sticks, what shines as quirky or more interesting that the others, and I try to cling onto that one, somehow join a link from there to there.
What I liked about American movies when I was a kid was that they're sort of larger than life and I think I'm still suffering from that reaction.
Yeah, I'm certainly a lot more confident on this one than I was one the last one, which I think can be a good thing and a bad thing. But, at least I slept while making this film.
You get a different kick out of all aspects of filmmaking.