Interview: ‘Jessica Jones’ Director Neasa Hardiman Makes Her Directorial Feature Debut at TIFF With Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Sea Fever’

From directing one of our favourite Marvel characters, to writing and directing the sci-fi creature feature, Sea Fever (which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival), Irish director Neasa Hardiman is always hard at work. Luckily for me, I was able to catch up with the director during TIFF for a brief … Continue reading Interview: ‘Jessica Jones’ Director Neasa Hardiman Makes Her Directorial Feature Debut at TIFF With Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Sea Fever’

Halle Berry to Make Her Directorial Debut in ‘Bruised’

Halle Berry will be making her directorial debut with a mixed martial arts action drama, titled Bruised. The actress is set to star in, direct and produce the project written by Michelle Rosenfarb. The film will explore the story of a "disgraced MMA fighter who has to face one of the rising stars of the MMA … Continue reading Halle Berry to Make Her Directorial Debut in ‘Bruised’

Lin-Manuel Miranda Making Directorial Debut With ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’

Starting out creating theater phenomenons, Lin-Manuel Miranda is now set to make his feature directorial debut with Tick, Tick…Boom!, based on the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the late playwright behind the hit musical Rent. Miranda previously starred in an off-Broadway production of Tick, Tick…Boom! in 2014. Tony-winning playwright Steven Levenson is writing the screen … Continue reading Lin-Manuel Miranda Making Directorial Debut With ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’

Lasse Hallström And Joe Johnston Sharing Director Credit On ‘Nutcracker And The Four Realms’

Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston will both be receiving "directed by" credit on The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Disney's big-budget fantasy starring Keira Knightley and Mackenzie Foy. The screenplay was written by Ashleigh Powell and Simon Beaufoy. Hallström was announced as director in March 2016 and completed principal photography in January 2017. In December … Continue reading Lasse Hallström And Joe Johnston Sharing Director Credit On ‘Nutcracker And The Four Realms’

Lionsgate Hires ‘John Wick’ Director Chad Stahelski for ‘Analog’ Adaptation

Lionsgate has arisen as the winner in a bidding war for an Analog film which is set to be based on the Image Comic by writer Gerry Duggan and artist David O’Sullivan of the same name. Ryan Condal, the creator of USA’s alien invasion series Colony, will pen the script while Chad Stahelski of John Wick is set to direct. The film … Continue reading Lionsgate Hires ‘John Wick’ Director Chad Stahelski for ‘Analog’ Adaptation

Victoria Mahoney Joins “Star Wars: Episode IX” as The Film Franchise’s First Black Female Director

Director Victoria Mahoney is set to join  J.J. Abrams on Star Wars: Episode IX. The announcement was made by Oscar winning Director Ava DuVernay, who is one of Mahoney's good friends and has worked with her on the TV series Queen Sugar. Mahoney is most well known for directing TV series such as many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and the … Continue reading Victoria Mahoney Joins “Star Wars: Episode IX” as The Film Franchise’s First Black Female Director

Alex Garland’s ‘Toymaker’s Secret’ Lands At TriStar With Paloma Baeza Directing

TriStar Pictures has acquired Alex Garland's highly sought-after spec script, The Toymaker's Secret, only this time Garland won't be directing the film. Directing duties will be going to Paloma Baeza, Garland's wife, in her directorial debut. Baeza previously won BAFTA and Annie awards for her work on the stop-motion short film Poles Apart. The Toymaker’s … Continue reading Alex Garland’s ‘Toymaker’s Secret’ Lands At TriStar With Paloma Baeza Directing

Pixar to Debut First Woman-Directed Short-Film ‘Bao’ this Summer

With excitement over Incredibles 2 skyrocketing, there has been speculations over which short film will premiere with the long awaited sequel. After the previous controversy over Coco's lengthy Frozen short, I'm sure audiences were curious to see what else the studio had up their sleeve. Pixar revealed the premise of their new short Bao and … Continue reading Pixar to Debut First Woman-Directed Short-Film ‘Bao’ this Summer

Colin Trevorrow Returning to Direct Third ‘Jurassic World’

Steven Spielberg officially confirmed that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will be returning to the franchise, helming the third Jurassic World installment. https://twitter.com/deadline/status/979779812838457344?s=21 Trevorrow was entrusted to reboot the original 1990's classic Jurassic Park into Jurassic World in 2015, which resulted as the fourth-highest grossing title of all-time with $1.67 billion at the global box … Continue reading Colin Trevorrow Returning to Direct Third ‘Jurassic World’