While promoting his latest interpretation of a classic work, “The Great Gatsby,” director Baz Luhrmann revealed that he once had a chance to adapt an even more lucrative feature: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
During an interview on Britain’s “The Graham Norton Show,” Luhrmann discussed how after he directed Warner Bros.’s “Romeo + Juliet,” the studio approached him with an offer to helm the first “Harry Potter” film. Luhrmann admitted… Continue reading Baz Luhrmann Passed on Directing 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'
Francis Ford Coppola is returning to his “Godfather” roots
No, the legendary director isn’t making a sequel or prequel or reboot. But he will be writing and directing a new, decades-spanning Italian-American saga.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie will be “a coming-of-age story that focuses on a boy and girl in their late teens” and will be set from the 1930s through the 1960s.
Since “The Godfather” series ended in 1990… Continue reading Francis Ford Coppola Directing New Italian-American Saga
Disney issued the following press release last night, officially announcing that J.J. Abrams will be directing the Star Wars sequel off a script by Michael Arndt, with Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan consulting. You can read the press release below, and here’s the original story.
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Well, here’s a move we never thought we’d see from Steven Soderbergh. He’s directing second unit on ‘The Hunger Games.’
Young adult fantasy novels and the director of ‘Traffic’ and the upcoming ‘Contagion’ don’t seem like an obvious mix, but turns out Soderbergh is good friends with ‘Hunger Games’ director Gary Ross.
The Oscar winner’s presence wasn’t a secret for long: “Soderbergh in the house this weekend!!! very… Continue reading Steven Soderbergh Directing Second Unit on 'The Hunger Games'
Director Zack Snyder isn’t exactly known for helming compelling dramas aiming for critical acclaim, but perhaps the filmmaker is turning over a new leaf. Snyder is now set to team up with Christian Bale and Sean Penn on The Last Photograph.
The film, which tells the tale of two men who are inspired to travel to Afghanistan after seeing a photograph, has been in… Continue reading Directing Gigs: Zack Snyder to Tackle Afghan War Pic, and Paul Schrader to Helm Shark Hostage Tale 'Bait'