In the original script, the father – who was a very bad father – was a currency trader. He traded globally. And if he wanted a currency to dip, he helped. By making people disappear or dead, if necessary, because that’s a pretty fast way to disrupt a currency. Disrupt chain of command — in whatever form it takes. He was a pretty cold guy in general, not just on the father platform.
I thought I was making that up at the time. It never would have occurred to me someone would actually do that. I was just looking for the broadest harshest way to make money trading and when I hit currency trading, I thought, that’s it, that’s the way to do it.
[That required a fuck load of research to pull off too because I’m not exactly currency trading wired and it is a damn shame none of that made it into the movie.]
Now I’m watching the world and getting, I wasn’t the first person to think that up. I was just the only person naive enough to think of it as fiction.