Phantom is a new movie coming out this March 1st 2013 starring Ed Harris, David Duchovny and William Fichtner. This new action film revolves around Demi (Ed Harris), a captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has been stricken by seizures which resulted in the alteration of his perception of what’s real. He is then forced to leave his daughter and wife due to a classified mission that involves a past rogue KGB group led by Bruni (David Duchovny). This group is bending over backwards to take control of his ship’s nuclear missile. Preventing war is now his top priority, until he finds out that he was chosen for this mission because they believed he would fail. Phantom will showcase the strength of extraordinary men who must face difficult choices for the good of all. Check out an interview with the star of Phantom, Ed Harris below:
“Ed Harris On His New Movie: Phantom
I thought the character of Demi was a pretty interesting fellow, a complex kind of guy with a lot going on involving his past. He’s a Russian submarine captain, a little bit long in the tooth. His dad was a famous submariner who kind of wrote the book on submarine warfare for the Russian naval forces. So he had a lot of pressure on him as a young man and had a lot to prove. He got into a situation where he had a major accident and has been suffering the results of that ever since. Not just psychologically, but also professionally. He’s not been given the best assignments. This boat that they go out on is a junkheap. But he’s a decent honorable guy who is pretty soulful, loyal and pretty bright – he certainly knows his job. And then things start happening.
Can you describe what it was like to work with Todd, since he was both writer and director of the movie?
I think he’s a wonderful writer. He has a real insight into character and has written a number of characters that are really well rounded and well defined. He did a great job as a director too. He was really well prepared technically, in terms of the camera we were using in the environment. Spending a lot of time in the sub, I felt fine from day one because I know him and I felt comfortable asking him for anything I may need, and I got good responses. He treats the crew well. He knows what it takes and everyone is working real hard.
Can you talk about working with the actors and crew in the submarine?
Everyone was really cool about it. We knew it was a small place. Half the time people are going the other direction in a portal that’s about that big. You had to be careful about what you were doing. A lot of guys hit their heads. I’m one of the shorter guys in the movie, but David and William have a few inches on me and they had to be careful. I got some bruises just from walking around. I mean it’s metal. It’s not like it’s wood or plastic. It’s hard and sharp. Everyone was pretty tolerant and respecting of each other.”
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