May 24, 2016  

Woody Allen Will Not Let Anyone Write for His Movies

November 26, 2010 (5:10 am) GMT
Claiming he is 'essentially a writer', Allen says he only directs to get his vision as a writer onto the screen.

has ruled out ever adapting another writer's work for the big screen, insisting he'd hate to use someone else's script. The prolific filmmaker writes and directs his own films and is famed for completing at least one movie every year, but he is adamant he would never try to halve his workload by hiring a screenwriter.

Allen has also vowed never to turn his own scripts over to another director, because he enjoys having control over his characters. He tells Britain's Total Film magazine, "I'm essentially a writer. That's what I do. I like to write and I only direct because I want to get my vision as a writer onto the screen. The fun for me is creating the thing. It would not be fun for me to take someone else's script and direct it."

"I'm a writer who directs things for survival, so I don't turn it over to someone else and then think, 'Oh my God, he's gotten everything wrong and he's doing a bad job and they cast the wrong people'."

More Woody Allen News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Twitter Users Are Begging Marvel to Give Captain America a Boyfriend
  2. Amy Schumer Blasts Body Shaming 'Trolls': 'I Think I Look Strong and Healthy'
  3. Priyanka Chopra Throws Her Hat Into the Ring to Be Female James Bond
  4. Listen to a Preview of Shawn Mendes' New Song 'Better'
  5. Elijah Wood Clarifies Comment on Child Sex Abuse in Hollywood, Says It's Misinterpreted
  6. 'Pretty Little Liars' Boss Confirms Someone's Getting Married in Season 7
  7. Anne Hathaway Throws Shade at the Kardashians, Says It's Unintentional
  8. Eminem Sells Bricks of His Childhood Home for 'Marshall Mathers LP' Anniversary