Quotes from the news wire:
I asked the same question, the answer is, for me, so many of the same problems that were plaguing the country - that crime is out of control and police are overwhelmed and there’s no way to stop it - still feel very relevant today. It feels like however far we’ve gone in other areas, we have not progressed in terms of crime.
When people watch a trailer, they’re judging based on two-and-a-half minutes of material, and if it’s Bruce Willis shooting a gun, cut to AC/DC, some people are going to draw that conclusion. What I really try to do more than anything is show it how it really is, and leave it for the audience to decide, one thing I’m very conscious of as a filmmaker in Hollywood is not telling the audience what to think, or how to think, and you can make the same argument about ‘John Wick’ or ‘Taken.’ Any action movie you can say is a pro-gun movie. It’s giving a story that allows people to discuss a difficult subject. In the same way ‘Get Out’ came out, everyone was allowed to discuss race and racism because of the movie.