Why Chris Pine will never appear in a horror movie

By Alexandra Heilbron on April 6, 2022 | 5 Comments

Chris Pine in Wonder Woman 1984Chris Pine has several new projects coming out, including Prime Video’s All the Old Knives, and Warner Bros.’ Don’t Worry Darling. Although both of those movies are thrillers, he’s never appeared in a horror film.

During an interview with Deadline Hollywood, he was asked whether he’d like to appear in a horror movie one day. Pine replied, “I’m not a huge horror fan. I don’t like horror movies. They scare the sh*t out of me, and I don’t want to make them, and I don’t want to bring that energy home with me. Just not my thing.”

He also discussed co-writing the upcoming big screen comedy Poolman, which he’ll direct and star in alongside Annette Bening and Danny DeVito. He said the idea for the movie came when he was shooting Wonder Woman, and having cocktails with director Patty Jenkins and her husband. He said they were “having a laugh and the name and the title of movie came out of this conversation. I was doing a bit just trying to make them laugh or whatever, and we just all started really laughing.”

Pine kept thinking about the idea and during the pandemic, he decided to find someone to write it with him. “Quarantine was in many ways the best thing that ever happened to me because I really had to create my life. I had nothing. I had to create what I was going to do with my life because I didn’t have a project to lose myself in. I finally called Ian [Gotler]… We did the board with all the note cards… then we were off to the races. Then we just made it our own and we wrote it, I think, in a deep month-and-a-half.”

Poolman will begin shooting this year. In the meantime, click here to watch the trailer for the spy thriller All the Old Knives, which debuts on Prime Video this Friday, April 8, 2022.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Teresa • April 7, 2022 @ 10:49 AM

    Good for him. Horror movies are so stupid. Looking forward to All the Old Knives, that sounds good.

  2. Geoff • April 7, 2022 @ 12:29 PM

    Actually, he starred in “Carriers” in 2009, which could be considered a horror film.

  3. Roe • April 7, 2022 @ 12:45 PM

    Carriers is close, but it’s another thriller. Not exactly a horror.

  4. Ryan • April 7, 2022 @ 1:25 PM

    @Teresa He only said that horror movies aren’t his thing, and that’s totally fine. Not everything is meant for everyone. He didn’t feel the need to insult the genre, unlike you seem to.
    Horror is the last bastion of originality and ‘guaranteed’ income for film. You can make a horror movie for pretty cheap and actually make money, unlike all these expensive tentpole movies that barely break even. Because of this, horror takes more creative risks too.
    Plus, if it weren’t for the horror writers of old, most other genres wouldn’t even exist today (comics, sci fi, etc).
    Don’t yuck other peoples’ yum, is all I’m saying.

  5. Polly • April 11, 2022 @ 12:39 PM

    What a wimp! Funny how the actors playing the tough action heroes are the biggest pussies.

  6. Lillie • April 14, 2022 @ 12:17 AM

    Grandma loves Lego! She and Daddy will be teaching me.

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