Finnish film director and film producer
Renny Harlin (born Lauri Mauritz Harjola 15 March 1959 in Riihimäki) is a Finnish film director, producer and screenwriter.
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- You want to do something that shows some type individuality and talent and imagination ¿ at the same time, you want to be truthful to the predecessors, because obviously the audience liked something about them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent. Not to just go ahead and make something that¿s completely different and ruin a franchise. At the same time, you don't want to be embarrassed in front of your peers and look like you¿re just copying something, and there's nothing individual. It's a very tricky balance. There are pressures, because you¿re going to be compared to the predecessors.
- Interview With Renny Harlin (April 27, 2001)