On May 6, it’s official: ‘The Blacklist’ is the biggest hit of the summer.
That’s a huge statement for a film that is still being made, one that has yet to be released to the public.
And yet, it has become a huge buzz piece in the industry.
The film, based on the best-selling book series by Stephen King, is a psychological thriller about a group of teenagers who are forced to stay in the dark after a deadly pandemic hits.
It’s been hailed as a modern classic, one of those films that, while not as big as its big-budget predecessors, is still the kind of story that resonates.
And it’s a story that has had its fans and critics on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as Hollywood.
It was released in the US on May 15, and was the highest-grossing film of the month.
But how has the film gone from strength to strength, and what has been the response?
A quick glance at the movie’s trailer shows the audience cheering for the protagonists and being captivated by the story.
But it’s the trailers of the movie itself that really shine.
The first is an interview with the director and co-writer of the film, Adam McKay, in which he talks about his background, his love of literature and the impact the book has had on him.
The trailer opens with a scene where McKay and his wife, actress Anna Paquin, are sitting at the table and a young boy named Ethan is in the background, watching them.
“You know, it was just so interesting to watch that,” McKay says.
“It just kind of started to get a little darker.
I mean, it had an impact on me, but I never really thought about that when I was writing it.”
He adds that he had been writing a book called ‘A Little Bit of Light’ about the first five years of his life, and that he was struggling with his own issues, including depression.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m in trouble,'” he says.
He says that the book had an effect on him and that the way he was dealing with depression was very different to how he was writing.
“For me, I had a lot of thoughts about my family, about how my dad died, about my brother’s passing, about all of this stuff,” McKay explains.
“And it was something that was affecting my writing, my writing process, that was impacting how I was dealing.
And then you have this idea that you’re a writer.
You’re an artist, right?
So you’re like, oh, this is something I can do that’s meaningful, you know?”
McKay says that he didn’t want to be a writer in his twenties, and the way that he wrote about it was that he wanted to do something for the community.
“This is something that I wanted to help,” he says, adding that he started writing to raise money for a homeless shelter.
McKay says his book was initially meant as a short story.
“So I did this story about this girl that’s homeless and she goes to this soup kitchen,” McKay remembers.
“There’s an incident, and she dies of a drug overdose.
So I wrote a story about her, and I wrote about a lot.
I wrote this character who was trying to find her family and to do whatever she could do.
It really just seemed like it would be a really good idea.”
McKay tells me that he never thought of it as a film.
“When I wrote it, it just seemed too weird,” he recalls.
“Like it’s kind of the opposite of a film, it seems like it’s like a story, but it’s not.
And I thought it might be a good idea to just make it into a film.”
McKay has since become a successful writer, with the first film, ‘The Girl in the Red Coat,’ released in 2017.
But the success of the book also led McKay to want to explore his own past and make a movie that would help to understand what happened to him after he committed suicide.
McKay’s family moved to the UK when he was young, and he was adopted by his aunt.
“The thing that I was like really worried about was my relationship with my family,” he explains.
McKay told me that, when he wrote the story about his aunt, he was still dealing with the same issues that he dealt with when he committed to write the book.
“She was my aunt, but she was still in my life,” McKay said.
“Because she was in my family’s life, so I had to deal with her all the time, all the problems that I had, because she was living in my house.”
McKay said that when he read the book, he thought it was going to be just a short movie.
“But I remember thinking, I don’t know if it’s going to