Posts Tagged ‘director’

Tomb Raider Reboots With Roar Uthaug

by Alex Beanon November 17, 2015
Roar Uthaug [yes, THAT Roar Uthaug] has agreed to direct the rebootified version of “Tomb Raider”, the wildly popular video game of the 1990s that made Angelina Jolie semi-famous in 2001 when she starred as the game’s heroine, Lara Croft, and then reprised that role in a subsequent sequel. The video game franchise was itself […]

Minecraft Gets A Director: Rob McElhenney

by Alex Beanon July 21, 2015
The film version of the popular video game, “Minecraft”, has been given a director by Warner Bros. and it is Rob McElhenney, the writer, co-star co-creator of the FX network television show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. McElhenney has directed three episodes of the show along with one short and a television movie [“Pariah”] but […]


Singer Will Direct X-Men: Apocalypse

by Alex Beanon September 22, 2014
Fox went with a known quantity – both literally and figuratively – as Bryan Singer returns for his fourth stint as director in the X-Men franchise with the announcement that he will direct “X-Men: Apocalypse”. Singer has already directed “X-Men” [2000], “X-Men 2” [2003] and this year’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. “X-Men: Apocalypse” is […]

Star Wars VIII And IX Has A Director And It’s Not J.J. Abrams

by Alex Beanon June 20, 2014
Getting a jump on the next trilogy in the series, Disney is being proactive in naming its “Star Wars” films directors and the director for the next film in the series will not be J.J. Abrams, but rather, Rian Johnson, who recently directed “Looper”. Abrams is currently helming the seventh episode of the mega-franchise but […]


Finding Dory Adds Co-Director

by Alex Beanon June 11, 2014
There will be two directors for the upcoming “Finding Dory” sequel film to “Finding Nemo” – Andrew Stanton will be one director and Angus MacLane will be the other director. Joining Stanton on the project will be MacLane, who was the directing animator on 2008’s “WALL-E” for Pixar and more recently, was the director for […]

Ant-Man Gets Replacement Director

by Alex Beanon June 8, 2014
After Edgar Wright bailed on the film project, Disney/Marvel hired Peyton Reed [“Yes Man”] to finish up directing “Ant-Man”. Former “Saturday Night Live” writer Adam McKay will write the script which stars Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym who discovers a chemical potion that can turn a human into an ant-sized superhero. “Ant-Man” is currently […]


Josh Trank Latest To Receive Star Wars Spinoff Call

by Alex Beanon June 4, 2014
With Gareth Edwards [“Godzilla”] already getting his directing gig for the as-yet-unnamed upcoming “Star Wars” spinoff feature film, Disney announced that Josh Trank [“Chronicle”] has now been rewarded with the directorship of yet another “Star Wars” spinoff film. Neither spin-off film have official plot lines yet but one or both are rumored to be about […]

Metal Gear Solid Moves One Step Closer To Becoming Solid Movie

by Alex Beanon June 4, 2014
Another video game adaptation veering toward feature filmdom is “Metal Gear Solid” with the announcement by Sony Pictures of Jordan Vogt-Roberts [“The Kings of Summer”] as the director. The live-action movie will be based on the video game of the same name that follows around soldier Solid Snake as he tries to deal with terrorists […]


Edgar Wright Gets Squashed By Ant-Man

by Alex Beanon May 23, 2014
Edgar Wright and Disney/Marvel parted ways with the director leaving the “Ant-Man” feature film project just over a mere year before its scheduled release. Wright [“Shaun of the Dead”]. An official press release cited “differences over their vision of the film” as the reason behind the divorce of the project between Disney/Marvel and Wright, who […]

Gareth Edwards Gets Star Wars Spinoff Gig

by Alex Beanon May 23, 2014
The Force is strong with this one. Fresh off his recent success as the director of “Godzilla”, Gareth Edwards has been rewarded with the directorship of the as-yet-unnamed upcoming “Star Wars” spinoff feature film, which is rumored to be about either bounty hunter Boba Fett, Jedi master Yoda, a Han Solo origin story or any […]