|Hulk (2003) storyboards by Peter Ramsey|
In 2003 director Ang Lee returned to America to make his second Hollywood film and his first CGI heavy action film. It was moderately successful, making over $245 million at the box office, but mixed reviews left the studio disappoiinted. After the disappointment, Lee considered retiring from making movies. At 58-years-old, he felt it was too much for him telling NPR, "I was exhausted. After that movie and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, it was five years of my life. I thought of retiring. And Hulk was related to violence and anger. You know, I didn't treat it like an entertaining blockbuster comic-book movie; I treated it like a psycho-drama. So it really took a lot out of me." His father convinced him to continue making films and he received numerous Best Director and Best Picture awards worldwide for his very next film. So, what did he go through? What drove him to thinking movies were too hard to make? One person that was there during the making of the film was Peter Ramsey and he shares some of the challenges and successes in making the film.
Peter Ramsey is a professional director, illustrator and storyboard artist who's worked on big budget films like Independence Day (1996), Minority Report (2002) and Men in Black (1997). His directorial debut was Rise of the Guardians in 2012 which got a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Animated Film."
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