|Born||Daniel Mannix Petrie
November 26, 1920
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Died||August 22, 2004
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Dorothea Grundy Petrie (m. 1946â€“2004)|
They studio were flabbergasted when they discovered how interested everybody was in 'those old people.' And now many upcoming projects feature older people; it's become a trend.
I do feel that the trend is away from ageism and toward a recognition that older people have a unique voice.
The second Cocoon questions that and deals much more directly with the value of living in the real world with its trials and tribulations. I would say it's about that and not about aging or death.
I had a feeling about directing Cocoon II: The Return. At first I wasn't too interested because it was a sequel. Then I read the script and was excited by the relationships and its mystic quality.