He said that about the musical “Hair” too.
I don’t see why Foundation needs to have lots and lots of CGI and what not. The stories were political intrigue, on a galactic scale. But I guess if you’re going to film sci-fi instead of science fiction (to get a bigger audience) you need CGI.
Why they changed the names from Cleon 1 to Brother Whatever is beyond me. It sounds religious and IIRC there was very little religion in the stories (except for the fake “religion of science” in the third story).