Thursday, June 13, 2013
I'm a Doer! Reign of Fire's Denton Van Zan
"It's my territory. It's your territory. They're just renting it."
(Gravelly announcer voice) It is the year 2020, the Earth has been ravaged by dragons; the soaring, fire breathing menace of lore. Mankind has nearly gone extinct, survivors live quietly among ruins and ash. One man seeks to preserve life while another seeks to eradicate a species. It is, the Reign of Fire.
"There's nothing magical about them, they're made up of a collection of organs; a mind, a heart, a liver, you take out one of these, you bring down the beast!"
"Dig your own holes, die in them."
To prepare for the role, McConaughey says he spent two months at his ranch getting in shape by pushing a truck, wrestling with cows, lifting weights, running and boxing. Allegedly, Arnold Schwarzenegger himself was in talks to appear in the film so it's ironically appropriate that McConaughey took a page from The Oak and played the role with physical gusto.
"Come on, big boy!"