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Singer Will Direct X-Men: Apocalypse

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Roberto Orci Being Considered To Direct Star Trek 3

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Now that director JJ Abrams has moved on to the “Star Wars” franchise, Paramount Studios is considering handing over the directing reins of the other cosmic film franchise, “Star Trek”, to Roberto Orci, for “Star Trek 3”. Orci was a writer and producer for both previous films in the rebooted “Star Trek” film franchise and […]

Assassin’s Creed May Have A Director

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The upcoming movie based on the “Assassin’s Creed” video game series and starring Michael Fassbender in the lead role may have a director as Justin Kurzel seems to be poised to take charge of the project. Kurzel directed the feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” which will debut next year and his previous feature film […]

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