Filmmakers have been influencing each other since the beginning of the medium, and as one generation died out, the one that succeeded it was still able to look back on their work, pulling the favorite aspects of it, and incorporate it into their own. However, more than ever before, we live in a fan-based world. The people pumping out the comics, film, TV, music, are doing so with an unprecedented reverence for what came before.
You would assume that this is the case for something like Lost in Space, where the series is based on source material from decades past. However, in addition to that source material, the creators of the new Netflix series gave a couple of surprising influences for the new show. Speaking with Business Insider, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless discussed how they wanted Lost in Space to carry a sense of adventure that are the bread and butter of some pretty high-profile directors.
“Sazama: The two patron saints of our version of Lost in Space would be Steven Spielberg and James Cameron, and their sense of how you can have wonder and terror almost working hand-in-hand together.
Sharpless: We have this philosophy that is similar to stories like Jurassic Park and even The Martian, where you start from a place that everyone agrees is true and then as writers … we move forward. When we were in the writers’ room and building adventure moments, even in moments that were purely fantastic, we were always trying to ground it in physical laws, not in fantasy, but in what might actually happen.”
Did it work? Luckily, we can all be the judge of it now, as Lost in Space is currently on Netflix for all to enjoy. It’s a definite departure from what the original series is, and in the current landscape of high-quality TV series, it’s a good thing they decided to go this direction.
Have you had a chance to check out Lost in Space yet? If so, were you able to see these influences on the filmmakers? Let us know down below!
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SOURCE: Business Insider