The shortlist of directors for Marvel's upcoming sequel Captain America 2 just became even shorter.
With Marvel finally announcing that the the follow-up to last year's Captain America: The First Avenger would arrive in 2014, so too came the news that Marvel had narrowed its potential directors list to F. Gary Gray (Italian Job), George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), and Anthony and Joe Russo (You, Me and Dupree, TV shows Community and Arrested Development). Deadline reports that Gray has dropped out to focus on a biopic of rap group NWA titled Straight Outta Compton for New Line Cinema.
While the race would seem to be solely between Nolfi and the Russo Brothers, the report claims that Marvel is also looking at other candidates as well. Hmm, maybe the search hasn't actually narrowed that much at all. First Avenger screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus were hired to write the sequel last February and, reportedly, the movie will take place in the present day and follow Steve Rogers as he "continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world." Cap 2 will also take place after the events of the upcoming The Avengers. Posted 04.11.12 by Ryan
The potential success or failure of Marvel's upcoming superhero movie The Avengers will have a big impact on the studio's "Cinematic Universe." In 2013 the sequels Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 arrive, and 2014 will see the release of Marvel's two "mystery movies," with "Marvel Untitled 1" opening on May 16th and "Marvel Untitled 2" opening on April 4th. Captain America 2 seems a likely choice for either slot, with title star Chris Evans admitting last September that Marvel "may wait until 2014" for Cap 2. Now, with Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus at work penning the sequel, it looks like Marvel has also reportedly trimmed down their director wishlist from ten to three or four. who could direct? >> Posted 04.03.12 by Ryan
Now that director Stephen Sommers will not be returning for the sequel, two directors are lining up for G.I. Joe 2 (working title).
THR reports that both F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen, The Italian Job) and Jon Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 3D) are Paramount's "hot candidates" to direct the sequel to 2009's high-grossing G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The studio has been meeting with other directors as well, but Chu and Gray are at the top.
While Gray has more action experience, Chu has directed more 3-D movies, albeit all of Chu's 3-D movies have included a lot of dancing, something Cobra Commander isn't known for (but G.I. Joe star Channing Tatum is). Paramount is hoping to start production this June, eying a 2012 release, and are hoping to finish their talks with directors this week.
Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are responsible for the screenplay, which is being kept under wraps. Posted 02.16.11 by Ryan
The adaptation of Eidos video game Kane & Lynch looked well on its way with Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx set to play a mercenary and his psychopathic partner. Production was set to begin in August, and posters of the movie were plastered at the Cannes Film Festival promoting a 2011 release. Then, director Simon Crane left the project because, as LatinoReview reported, "it wasn't working out." With an August start date approaching, production company Millenium Films started talks with several directors for the job. Who'll Direct? >> Posted 06.10.10 by Ryan