‘Zone 414’ Interview: Guy Pearce On The Sci-Fi Mystery, His Fondness For Detective Roles, And More

Guy Pearce has played more than his share of detectives, cops, and investigators, most notably in the film that introduced him to a lot of people, Memento. In the new sci-fi mystery Zone 414, Pearce is back on the case but in a future world where humans and androids exist, but to say they coexist is a bit of a stretch. His character, David Carmichael, is sent into Zone 414, a sordid place where humans go to play out their fantasies with the androids of their choosing, to find the missing daughter of the eccentric billionaire who designed the robots to begin with.

I tried not to geek out too much during the few minutes I got to talk with Guy Pearce about Zone 414. You can probably tell I was holding a lot in! We chatted about his ability to hide his Aussie accent, something I think he’s one of the best at, as well his fondness for investigative roles and what it was like working alongside Matilda Lutz who plays the femme fatale android, Jane.

Zone 414 opens on September 3rd. Check out my review here and the interview below.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.