Apple has a pretty strict rule when it comes to who uses its products onscreen, filmmaker Rian Johnson has claimed.
While breaking down a scene from his most recent film, the critically-acclaimed whodunit Knives Out, the writer-director told Vanity Fair that the global brand only allow good guys to be seen using iPhones and the like on camera.
"I don't know if I should tell you this," he laughed in the video, as he discussed a shot of Jamie Lee Curtis's character holding a device in frame. "Not because it's like, lascivious or anything, but because it's gonna screw me on the next mystery movie that I write.
"Forget it, I'll say it, it's very interesting... Apple, they let you use iPhones in movies but – and this is very pivotal if you're ever watching a mystery movie – bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera.
"Oh no," Johnson squealed sarcastically, joking that every single filmmaker who has a secret villain in their movie probably "wants to murder [him] right now" for revealing that.
Knives Out follows the Thrombeys, a wealthy family that finds itself at the centre of a murder investigation when the clan patriarch (played by Christopher Plummer) winds up dead on the night of his 85th birthday.
The film boasts a star-studded cast including Katherine Langford, Lakeith Stanfield, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas.
You can read Digital Spy's spoiler-free review of the movie here.
Knives Out is out in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray on 30 March.
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