Sometimes good musicals come from directors you might not expect. Brian De Palma made Phantom of the Paradise. Robert Altman made Popeye. And now Clint Eastwood brings us his adaptation of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys. So since anyone can make a musical, here are some directorial candidates who need to make one ASAP.
Even… Continue reading If Clint Eastwood Can Do It, Anyone Can: 10 Directors Who Need to Make a Musical
While speaking with filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord, one thing was unmistakable: these guys were really, really tired.
The duo, who created the beloved (albeit short lived) MTV animated series Clone High went on to become one of the most in-demand directing teams in the business, helming Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, surprise smash 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie and this week’s… Continue reading The Directors of '22 Jump Street' and 'The Lego Movie' Talk About Breaking the Sequel Mold, 'Ghostbusters 3' and More
Like a lot of people, I was surprised when the news broke a few weeks ago that Edgar Wright and Marvel’s Ant-Man movie had parted ways. The Shaun of the Dead director had been attached to the film almost a decade at that point, prompting more than a few outlets to start referring to the project as Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man in recent years.
However… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Why You Shouldn't Be Upset About 'Ant-Man' Changing Directors
In this monthly column we spotlight new Blu-ray/DVD releases by interviewing directors about the scenes that stood out most for them while making their movies. This month, we talk to Randy Moore about his black-and-white guerilla-made thriller set in Walt Disney parks, Escape from Tomorrow (out now on DVD/Blu-ray).
Struggling to get his scripts noticed in Hollywood, Randy Moore came up with a radical… Continue reading Director's Notebook: Randy Moore on the Hardest Scene to Shoot at Disney for 'Escape from Tomorrow'
Is Steven Spielberg really going to remake West Side Story? Who knows, but according to Deadline he’s interested in doing something with the 1961 classic, itself an adaptation of a stage production that retooled Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (itself a remake of Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe). Maybe he just wants to give the familiar story yet another update of some kind. Probably nothing will ever come of… Continue reading Which Movie Musicals Would You Like Remade by Your Favorite Directors?