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Willem Dafoe talks about the Odd Thomas movie

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The Stephen Sommers adaptation of Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas has finished filming. It stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night) as Odd Thomas. The young man who sees dead people.

Dafoe recently spoke about his role in the movie, “I play Chief Porter, who has a really beautiful relationship with Odd. He’s kind of like a father figure. Odd Thomas is played by Anton Yelchin, who I like very much. I think he’s really a talented, smart guy. I haven’t seen the movie yet, it was great fun to make. It’s a real hybrid and it’s a real personal movie. Stephen really broke his usual way of working and financed it and made it with a very personal stamp on it, so I’m eager to see it.”

Odd Thomas was a great little book and I look forward to seeing it on the big screen. Hopefully Sommers has made a better movie than G.I. Joe.

The Playlist also asked Dafoe whether he would return for any John Carter sequels if the first one was successful.

“I am,” Dafoe confirmed. “If it succeeds, there are potentially two or three of them and I know Andrew’s signed on, Taylor [Kitsch]‘s signed on, Lynn [Collins’] signed on. So if it happens, I know it’s the same people and there’s only the hope that we can go deeper.”

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