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01.31.2014by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Directors That Need To Make a New Movie

With Zach Braff's WISH I WERE HERE getting picked up for distribution at Sundance following a controversial Kickstarter campaign, it marks the actor's first film behind the camera in a decade. Whether the movie is any good or not, GARDEN STATE has a big cult following that will assure it is a hit at the box office. But Braff is not the only filmmaker fans have been clamoring for a new film from. Here are ten other directors with big fan-bases who have been keeping us on edge waiting for news of a new project. Feel free to add your picks to the talk backs below.

Honorable Mention - M. Night Shyamalan

TIME SINCE LAST (GOOD) FILM: 10 years since SIGNS

Shyamalan burst onto the directing scene with three excellent features: THE SIXTH SENSE, UNBREAKABLE, and SIGNS. Since that Mel Gibson, alien invasion flick, Shyamalan has become a joke after making numerous films that featured forced twist endings. Eventually, he tried to direct material from others (THE LAST AIRBENDER, AFTER EARTH) and still couldn't reclaim his magic. Gone are the days of seeing his name above the movie's title. Is there hope that Shyamalan has another quality film in him? I hope so.

#10 - Steven Spielberg

TIME SINCE LAST FILM: 1 year since LINCOLN

It might be unfair to have Spielberg on this list since LINCOLN just came out in 2012, but with the director bowing out of both AMERICAN SNIPER and ROBOPOCALYPSE last year, he is left with no projects to be released in 2014 or 2015. There have been periods of one or two years in the past where Spielberg didn't have a film in theaters, but there was always something in development. At 67, he may not direct too many more films, but hopefully he lasts as long as Martin Scorsese.

#9 - Nick Park

TIME SINCE LAST FILM: 9 years since WALLACE & GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT

Park has two feature films to his credit, CHICKEN RUN and CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT. His Aardman Animation has become a strong voice in animated film, but we have not seen nearly enough from Park himself. Even John Lasseter directed CARS 2 after heading Disney and Pixar's animation operation, why can't Park give us another movie?

#8 - Peter Weir

TIME SINCE LAST FILM: 4 years since THE WAY BACK

Weir has 4 Oscar nominations for Best Director under his belt but only 3 films to his credit since 1998. MASTER AND COMMANDER was his last big film in 2003 and doesn't appear to have anything in development. For a talented artist like Weir, it is damn shame we don't see more from him.

#7 - Milos Forman

TIME SINCE LAST FILM: 8 years since GOYA'S GHOSTS

Forman may not be a household name, but his movies ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST and AMADEUS rank as a pair of the best films ever made. He also was responsible for the successful and acclaimed films THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT and MAN IN THE MOON in the 90s, but since then has only directed one English language feature. GOYA'S GHOSTS. For a filmmaker with Best Picture trophies to his credit, we need more.

#6 - Jonathan Demme

TIME SINCE LAST FILM: 6 years since RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

Demme has been working consistently in the last half decade making documentaries and developing a film version of the Dave Eggers book ZEITOUN, but he has only directed a total of six films since THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS in 1991. For a guy as critically acclaimed as Demme, you would think there would be more demand for his skills with the camera.

#5 - Sean Penn

TIME SINCE LAST FILM: 7 years since INTO THE WILD

While Sean Penn acts steadily, his talents behind the camera are obvious. INTO THE WILD was a powerful film, but his collaborations with Jack Nicholson (THE CROSSING GUARD, THE PLEDGE) are phenomenal. While I cannot criticize a guy who uses his spare time to help those less fortunate, we would all be better off getting another directorial effort from him to enjoy.

#4 - Mel Gibson

TIME SINCE LAST FILM: 8 years since APOCALYPTO

While Gibson may have doomed himself in the public eye for his personal beliefs, you cannot argue that as a filmmaker he is one of the best there is. I loved his debut, THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE, and he blew us all away with BRAVEHEART. While THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and APOCALYPTO divided critics and fans, there is a definite power to his visual and narrative style that deserves to see the big screen again.

#3 - Frank Darabont

TIME SINCE LAST FILM: 7 years since THE MIST

While Darabont works on the small screen, the big screen suffers his absence. THE WALKING DEAD and MOB CITY are definitely welcome additions to the television landscape, but with what he has been able to do adapting the works of Stephen King, Frank Darabont owes us more movies. I can think of a number of King books he could make next and a number of other projects that would benefit from his skills as a director. TV definitely is a more manageable medium, but I want a new Darabont movie.

#2 - Joe Dante

TIME SINCE LAST FILM: 11 years since LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION

While Dante has directed some very small movies like 2009's THE HOLE, it has been far too long since we got a proper studio picture from the man responsible for GREMLINS. Dante deserves better than helming episodes of CSI and HAWAII FIVE-0, but there is hope as he is wrapping a zombie movie starring Anton Yelchin that should hit screens this year. Here's hoping it is a wide release!

#1 - John McTiernan

TIME SINCE LAST FILM: 11 years since BASIC

While John McTiernan has only a month or so left on his prison sentence related to a wire-tap scandal, I am hoping against hope that the first thing he gets once released is a directing gig. Give the man the job directing the next DIE HARD movie and we will all be the better for it. I can excuse ROLLERBALL if it means a studio gives him another chance at an action movie. It has been too long since we have had a proper John McClane adventure!

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12:08PM on 02/02/2014

One of the Best!

Thank you so much for putting Mel on this list! He was the first person I thought of when I clicked this top ten. He is a very powerful director and makes beautiful films. One of the best directors (I don't care about his personal life) of our lifetime, and I don't understand how anyone can disagree.
Thank you so much for putting Mel on this list! He was the first person I thought of when I clicked this top ten. He is a very powerful director and makes beautiful films. One of the best directors (I don't care about his personal life) of our lifetime, and I don't understand how anyone can disagree.
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7:47AM on 02/02/2014

I'd add...

Henry "Fucking" Selick - I mean come on! It's been 5 years since Coraline and the guy has nothing in production?! Talent being wasted.
Roger Avary - It's been 14 years since Rules of Attraction which I personally loved.
Bill Paxton - Been 9 years since the Greatest Game Ever Played (which I have never seen or care about) but it's the work that he did 13 years ago with Frailty that makes me want to see more from him.
Henry "Fucking" Selick - I mean come on! It's been 5 years since Coraline and the guy has nothing in production?! Talent being wasted.
Roger Avary - It's been 14 years since Rules of Attraction which I personally loved.
Bill Paxton - Been 9 years since the Greatest Game Ever Played (which I have never seen or care about) but it's the work that he did 13 years ago with Frailty that makes me want to see more from him.
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12:10AM on 02/02/2014

I want that Viking movie!

There were rumors that he was going to do an authentic Viking film with Leo. I would love to see that because you know he would make it as real as possible. That includes the Nordac language and the violence would be brutal
There were rumors that he was going to do an authentic Viking film with Leo. I would love to see that because you know he would make it as real as possible. That includes the Nordac language and the violence would be brutal
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12:08AM on 02/02/2014

The Village

I am with the people who have voted for that film to be here. I loved the theme of no matter how hard you try to create a perfect society evil and imperfection will seep through.
I am with the people who have voted for that film to be here. I loved the theme of no matter how hard you try to create a perfect society evil and imperfection will seep through.
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7:13PM on 02/01/2014
I'm really sad that he didn't do Robopocalypse. I want to see him direct a big action film again. I was also dissapointed with some of hise comments that he can direct an action film in his sleep now and that doesn't really match with the reality of Indy 4.
I'm really sad that he didn't do Robopocalypse. I want to see him direct a big action film again. I was also dissapointed with some of hise comments that he can direct an action film in his sleep now and that doesn't really match with the reality of Indy 4.
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11:40AM on 02/01/2014

Like the list...

I'd get rid of M. Night Shamylan and put John Woo in there...
I know a lot of people got tired of him, but I loved Red Cliff, and would love to see him continue to do his thing (I MISS MY DOVES)...
I'd get rid of M. Night Shamylan and put John Woo in there...
I know a lot of people got tired of him, but I loved Red Cliff, and would love to see him continue to do his thing (I MISS MY DOVES)...
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10:18AM on 02/01/2014
IMDB says he has 2 movies in the making, not much information on those though
IMDB says he has 2 movies in the making, not much information on those though
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8:46AM on 02/01/2014
As soon as I saw the list, I immediately looked for Gibson. I miss seeing him both in front and behind the camera. On balance, I firmly believe he is the best and most talented actor/director in the history of cinema, even above Eastwood. He definitely has more range as an actor than Eastwood, and while he doesn't have nearly as many films as Eastwood does as director, he's a perfect 4-for-4 and he has an amazing gift to virtually transport the viewer to another world with his visual
As soon as I saw the list, I immediately looked for Gibson. I miss seeing him both in front and behind the camera. On balance, I firmly believe he is the best and most talented actor/director in the history of cinema, even above Eastwood. He definitely has more range as an actor than Eastwood, and while he doesn't have nearly as many films as Eastwood does as director, he's a perfect 4-for-4 and he has an amazing gift to virtually transport the viewer to another world with his visual filmmaking that Eastwood doesn't quite have to the same extent.
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7:50PM on 01/31/2014
I like your list, but I would also like to add:
1. Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves and Open Range are fantastic films)
2. Andrew Adamson (Did the first 2 Shrek and Narnia movies, which I liked)
3. James Cameron (he's only done one film in the last 15 years. I wish he had desire to do something other than Avatar sequels.)
I like your list, but I would also like to add:
1. Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves and Open Range are fantastic films)
2. Andrew Adamson (Did the first 2 Shrek and Narnia movies, which I liked)
3. James Cameron (he's only done one film in the last 15 years. I wish he had desire to do something other than Avatar sequels.)
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5:55PM on 01/31/2014
I loved Mob City. I'm cool with him working on giving us a second season of that.
I loved Mob City. I'm cool with him working on giving us a second season of that.
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5:54PM on 01/31/2014
Agreed with everything. He's a superb filmmaker (Apocalypto was fantastic) and it is very unfortunate how he managed to sabotage his own career (not that I'm defending what he said).
Agreed with everything. He's a superb filmmaker (Apocalypto was fantastic) and it is very unfortunate how he managed to sabotage his own career (not that I'm defending what he said).
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5:50PM on 01/31/2014
Good call on this one. Another W&G adventure would be delightful.
Good call on this one. Another W&G adventure would be delightful.
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5:48PM on 01/31/2014
Signs would have been a better movie if it didn't have the biggest plot hole in the history of film in it. The Village, however, was just utter crap from beginning to end. I stopped going to Shyamalan movies after that.
Signs would have been a better movie if it didn't have the biggest plot hole in the history of film in it. The Village, however, was just utter crap from beginning to end. I stopped going to Shyamalan movies after that.
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5:29PM on 01/31/2014
Shane Carruth.Primer (2004) and Upstream Color (2013) are amazing films and their was a nine year time gap between them two.I want him to make another film soon and I don't want to wait nine years.
Shane Carruth.Primer (2004) and Upstream Color (2013) are amazing films and their was a nine year time gap between them two.I want him to make another film soon and I don't want to wait nine years.
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12:29PM on 01/31/2014
OK, I never saw Rollerball, but Basic was pretty bad, too. No doubt McTiernan has directed some true classics, but I'd argue The Thomas Crown Affair was the last halfway decent thing he's made. Not sure Joe Dante has much more to offer us, either. This is not to say they aren't talented filmmakers, but while Peter Weir, Mel Gibson, and Sean Penn all made pretty decent movies their last time behind the camera, that's not the case with everyone on this list.
OK, I never saw Rollerball, but Basic was pretty bad, too. No doubt McTiernan has directed some true classics, but I'd argue The Thomas Crown Affair was the last halfway decent thing he's made. Not sure Joe Dante has much more to offer us, either. This is not to say they aren't talented filmmakers, but while Peter Weir, Mel Gibson, and Sean Penn all made pretty decent movies their last time behind the camera, that's not the case with everyone on this list.
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12:24PM on 01/31/2014
Excellent choice! "The Way Back" was intense and awesome. I do wish he'd make something else soon,
Excellent choice! "The Way Back" was intense and awesome. I do wish he'd make something else soon,
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12:24PM on 01/31/2014
McTiernan needs to do another movie, but it does NOT need to be another Diehard movie. This guy directed Predator, Hunt for Red October, and The Thomas Crowne Affair...all VERY entertaining films. I would rather see him helm a new property and not revisit the McLane saga. Also, John Carpenter needs to be here. The guy has done some fanfreakingtastic movies (no need to name them) but he's done some steaming piles in the last 20 years with a couple decent films mixed in...long overdue for another
McTiernan needs to do another movie, but it does NOT need to be another Diehard movie. This guy directed Predator, Hunt for Red October, and The Thomas Crowne Affair...all VERY entertaining films. I would rather see him helm a new property and not revisit the McLane saga. Also, John Carpenter needs to be here. The guy has done some fanfreakingtastic movies (no need to name them) but he's done some steaming piles in the last 20 years with a couple decent films mixed in...long overdue for another great J.C. film. The last guy I'd add is Duncan Jones. He hasn't made a film since 2011's excellent Source Code and it will be 5 years between films with his next set for a 2016 release...and it is the Warcraft movie. Hopefully Duncan can work his magic and keep it from being another video game to film disaster.
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12:21PM on 01/31/2014

The Village

I love "The Village" and believe it only suffered due to one of the worst marketing campaigns ever. Why was it being billed as a horror film?! I also liked "Lady In The Water", but I know I am entirely alone there.
I love "The Village" and believe it only suffered due to one of the worst marketing campaigns ever. Why was it being billed as a horror film?! I also liked "Lady In The Water", but I know I am entirely alone there.
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4:18PM on 01/31/2014
I liked Lady in the Water. It was a surprise for me.
I liked Lady in the Water. It was a surprise for me.
12:16PM on 01/31/2014
Peter Weir is one of my all-time favorite directors. Every movie I've seen of his is at least good if not great. But he does like to take his breaks. No doubt though, whatever his next movie will be it will be worth the wait for me.
Peter Weir is one of my all-time favorite directors. Every movie I've seen of his is at least good if not great. But he does like to take his breaks. No doubt though, whatever his next movie will be it will be worth the wait for me.
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12:09PM on 01/31/2014
Robopocalypse sounded awesome. Would love for him to have directed that one.

I would love to see what he could do with another Jurassic Park film.
Robopocalypse sounded awesome. Would love for him to have directed that one.

I would love to see what he could do with another Jurassic Park film.
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12:03PM on 01/31/2014
His last good film was The Village. Love that film even though practically no else appreciates it.
His last good film was The Village. Love that film even though practically no else appreciates it.
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12:12PM on 01/31/2014
It was good until the last 20-30 minutes. I remember sitting in the theater in complete awe of how awful the last scenes were. The entire audience, in a packed theater, seemed deflated, after clearly enjoying the first two acts. As soon as the twist was revealed, the rest of the movie suffered and felt like an amateur film, like Shyamalan just followed Bryce Dallas Howard in the woods with a handheld camera. Then, it just seemed he was making up drama as he went along. The worst part was
It was good until the last 20-30 minutes. I remember sitting in the theater in complete awe of how awful the last scenes were. The entire audience, in a packed theater, seemed deflated, after clearly enjoying the first two acts. As soon as the twist was revealed, the rest of the movie suffered and felt like an amateur film, like Shyamalan just followed Bryce Dallas Howard in the woods with a handheld camera. Then, it just seemed he was making up drama as he went along. The worst part was how, after revealing the monsters were fake, Howard encounters another monster, only to learn this was Adrian Brody's character (oh, no, one of the suits is missing!). The first 2/3 was so good that it made the film worth seeing, but that ending just felt drawn out. Once the twist was revealed, the film ran out of steam,
12:02PM on 01/31/2014

Twist Endings

Even though the joke about M. Night Shyamalan has been his obsession with twist endings, it has been kind of ignored how he hasn't done twist endings since The Village. That is where I disagree with the "forced twist ending" line, since the bad movies didn't have this problem. Even the ending to The Village wasn't forced; it was just poorly executed. The concept was interesting, but the third act suffered after the twist, like he ran out of things to do. It was also different because when
Even though the joke about M. Night Shyamalan has been his obsession with twist endings, it has been kind of ignored how he hasn't done twist endings since The Village. That is where I disagree with the "forced twist ending" line, since the bad movies didn't have this problem. Even the ending to The Village wasn't forced; it was just poorly executed. The concept was interesting, but the third act suffered after the twist, like he ran out of things to do. It was also different because when the twist was revealed, there was still twenty minutes left, which was not the case with his other films. The only forced twist has to be Signs, which made no real sense.
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10:59AM on 01/31/2014
He's busy banging Charlize Theron, surfing and working out enough to become the human version of an action figure. I'm not being facetious. This honestly appears to be his main concern right now, if he's not patrolling Haiti with his trusty pistol.
He's busy banging Charlize Theron, surfing and working out enough to become the human version of an action figure. I'm not being facetious. This honestly appears to be his main concern right now, if he's not patrolling Haiti with his trusty pistol.
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10:42AM on 01/31/2014
Everyone always dogs The Village but I thought it was solid. After that I could care less.
Everyone always dogs The Village but I thought it was solid. After that I could care less.
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10:34AM on 01/31/2014

YOU ANSWERED YOURSELF.

You mentioned their last movies. A lot of those movies were critical and/or financial flops, so studios don't wanna hire them anymore. And since most of them aren't script writers, they just sit around waiting for an offer.

And it's not like this is a terrible thing. Do you want them to be like Woody Allen? Allen makes a movie per year, but only makes a good movie every 5 years or so.

Also, ROLLERBALL wasn't just bad. It was amateurish work from someone who had created an action classic.
You mentioned their last movies. A lot of those movies were critical and/or financial flops, so studios don't wanna hire them anymore. And since most of them aren't script writers, they just sit around waiting for an offer.

And it's not like this is a terrible thing. Do you want them to be like Woody Allen? Allen makes a movie per year, but only makes a good movie every 5 years or so.

Also, ROLLERBALL wasn't just bad. It was amateurish work from someone who had created an action classic. McTiernan is dead to me. And after all the controversies with Darabont changing stuff from the WALKING DEAD comics, I doubt Stephen King will allow him to adapt something from him again.
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1:16PM on 01/31/2014
First, Frank Darabont was only involved in the first season, and the controversy about the changes is among fans, not the creator of the series, who is an executive producer. The comic book fans tend to be obsessive that everything is true to the original source, but the author himself doesn't have a problem with it.

Second, Stephen King is a producer on Under the Dome, a huge departure from the book, and he isn't complaining, so why would he care about some changes made in one season
First, Frank Darabont was only involved in the first season, and the controversy about the changes is among fans, not the creator of the series, who is an executive producer. The comic book fans tend to be obsessive that everything is true to the original source, but the author himself doesn't have a problem with it.

Second, Stephen King is a producer on Under the Dome, a huge departure from the book, and he isn't complaining, so why would he care about some changes made in one season worth of a comic book adaptation?

Finally, Frank Darabont changed the ending to one of Stephen King's stories, The Mist, and King called the ending better than what he wrote, so he obviously respects Darabont as a writer.

I see no evidence that King has any issue with Darabont, especially in response to a so-called controversy the author of the source material didn't create.
9:49AM on 01/31/2014
Why is John Carpenter not on this list?! He pretty much just disappeared in the 2000s.
Why is John Carpenter not on this list?! He pretty much just disappeared in the 2000s.
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9:42AM on 01/31/2014
I'd love to see Phillip Noyce do something again. Great list and interesting topic for a top 10, Alex.
I'd love to see Phillip Noyce do something again. Great list and interesting topic for a top 10, Alex.
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9:42AM on 01/31/2014
He should re-team with Spielberg and do a creature feature.
He should re-team with Spielberg and do a creature feature.
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9:41AM on 01/31/2014
I'd love to see him try his hand at directing a smaller film, perhaps a suspense thriller.
I'd love to see him try his hand at directing a smaller film, perhaps a suspense thriller.
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9:41AM on 01/31/2014
Really liked his Manchurian Candidate remake.
Really liked his Manchurian Candidate remake.
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9:40AM on 01/31/2014
Extremely gifted filmmaker, The Truman Show is one of the all-time greats. The Way Back was very good but it did feel kinda slow in parts.
Extremely gifted filmmaker, The Truman Show is one of the all-time greats. The Way Back was very good but it did feel kinda slow in parts.
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9:40AM on 01/31/2014
I'd love to see him do a wacky sci-fi stop motion film. Something like Innerspace.
I'd love to see him do a wacky sci-fi stop motion film. Something like Innerspace.
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9:38AM on 01/31/2014
I'd really love to see him direct a big popcorn blockbuster again.
I'd really love to see him direct a big popcorn blockbuster again.
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9:25AM on 01/31/2014
Paul Veerhoven and Fred Dekker
Paul Veerhoven and Fred Dekker
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9:05AM on 01/31/2014
I look forward to a new film from him as well, and I agree with everyone that he would be perfect for the next Die Hard. I would have put Tim Burton on this list as he hasn't made a truly great film since Big Fish (though I'm one of the few who really liked Alice In Wonderland).
I look forward to a new film from him as well, and I agree with everyone that he would be perfect for the next Die Hard. I would have put Tim Burton on this list as he hasn't made a truly great film since Big Fish (though I'm one of the few who really liked Alice In Wonderland).
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6:32AM on 02/02/2014
let's hope so
let's hope so
1:02PM on 01/31/2014
I think Tim Burton is already back on track with Big Eyes [link], a biographical film about painter Margaret Keane, from the writers responsible for the Ed Wood script, who have written some bad movies but have been successful with biographies (including Man on the Moon and The People Vs Larry Flynt). Bonus points: Amy Adams stars as Keane, with Christoph Waltz as her husband. Burton + Adams + Waltz + Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (writers of Ed Wood) = Burton at it his former
I think Tim Burton is already back on track with Big Eyes [link], a biographical film about painter Margaret Keane, from the writers responsible for the Ed Wood script, who have written some bad movies but have been successful with biographies (including Man on the Moon and The People Vs Larry Flynt). Bonus points: Amy Adams stars as Keane, with Christoph Waltz as her husband. Burton + Adams + Waltz + Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (writers of Ed Wood) = Burton at it his former awesomeness.
9:04AM on 01/31/2014

obviously..

Paul Veerohoven(sp) and Fred Dekker.
Paul Veerohoven(sp) and Fred Dekker.
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9:01AM on 01/31/2014
Surely he's had enough chances already.
Maybe give him a TV series and see if he can redeem himself.
Surely he's had enough chances already.
Maybe give him a TV series and see if he can redeem himself.
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11:47AM on 01/31/2014
They already did. It's called Wayward Pines: [link]
They already did. It's called Wayward Pines: [link]
8:59AM on 01/31/2014
The Shawshank Redemption is still ranked #1 on IMDB's top 250. Its not surprising as I've never met anyone who has seen the film and not liked it. With his track record adapting King's novels, it makes me wonder why they had such a hard time attaching a director to The Dark Tower, they should have for Darabount to do it. That said, I look forward to seeing what Ron Howard does with it. Darabount is a great talent, here's hoping he finds a film project to sink his teeth into soon.
The Shawshank Redemption is still ranked #1 on IMDB's top 250. Its not surprising as I've never met anyone who has seen the film and not liked it. With his track record adapting King's novels, it makes me wonder why they had such a hard time attaching a director to The Dark Tower, they should have for Darabount to do it. That said, I look forward to seeing what Ron Howard does with it. Darabount is a great talent, here's hoping he finds a film project to sink his teeth into soon.
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8:55AM on 01/31/2014

Agree with #1

it was a bs allegation and the FBI overstepped it's power. Anyway, I'm hoping he does something original and away from studio control or a producer (I'm looking at you Charles Roven)
it was a bs allegation and the FBI overstepped it's power. Anyway, I'm hoping he does something original and away from studio control or a producer (I'm looking at you Charles Roven)
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8:52AM on 01/31/2014
His attempt to come back with the fun and witty Get The Gringo failed and I'm not sure he'll fair much better with his turn in Expendables 3. As talented as he in front of the camera, he may fair better working behind the camera for a couple turns. Let him use his directing talents to subtlety work his way back into the spotlight, grab another Oscar, make a compassionate comeback speech, and then just watch your mouth in public.
His attempt to come back with the fun and witty Get The Gringo failed and I'm not sure he'll fair much better with his turn in Expendables 3. As talented as he in front of the camera, he may fair better working behind the camera for a couple turns. Let him use his directing talents to subtlety work his way back into the spotlight, grab another Oscar, make a compassionate comeback speech, and then just watch your mouth in public.
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8:49AM on 01/31/2014

100% agree, I would add :

Paul Verhoeven ; Oliver Stone (maybe with MLK movie); Francis Ford Coppola ; John Milius ; Brian de Palma ; John Carpenter ; Fernando Meirelles (City Of God) ; and many others....
Paul Verhoeven ; Oliver Stone (maybe with MLK movie); Francis Ford Coppola ; John Milius ; Brian de Palma ; John Carpenter ; Fernando Meirelles (City Of God) ; and many others....
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8:44AM on 01/31/2014
Goya's Ghosts was another underrated film. According to IMDB, the 81 year old director is attached to a biography of Charles Ponzi, but there's very little details about it.
Goya's Ghosts was another underrated film. According to IMDB, the 81 year old director is attached to a biography of Charles Ponzi, but there's very little details about it.
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8:42AM on 01/31/2014
Completely agree with him being at top of your list. If he would take on next Die Hard installment, I hope like hell that Willis gives a shit and makes it work. I would almost rather him work with Arnold again on something. Either way he is entirely too talented to not be making films.
Completely agree with him being at top of your list. If he would take on next Die Hard installment, I hope like hell that Willis gives a shit and makes it work. I would almost rather him work with Arnold again on something. Either way he is entirely too talented to not be making films.
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8:39AM on 01/31/2014
I don't know if Hollywood will give him a chance but I'll get my hopes up. If there anyone who can bring Die Hard to its glory, it's John McTiernan.
I don't know if Hollywood will give him a chance but I'll get my hopes up. If there anyone who can bring Die Hard to its glory, it's John McTiernan.
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8:38AM on 01/31/2014
The Way Back was such an underrated masterpiece. I'm still surprised it didn't do better. I too look forward to Weir's next work, whatever it may be.
The Way Back was such an underrated masterpiece. I'm still surprised it didn't do better. I too look forward to Weir's next work, whatever it may be.
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8:36AM on 01/31/2014
I'd love to see him doing something similar to Master and Commander. That movie is so great.
I'd love to see him doing something similar to Master and Commander. That movie is so great.
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8:35AM on 01/31/2014
I love Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit!
I love Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit!
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8:34AM on 01/31/2014
Jaws, ET, Indiana Jones, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Lincoln, numerous more. He has directed more modern classics than any other living director. I like that he doesn't rush-it assures a quality product. But if he wants to rest, or just focus on producing or whatever, let him. I look forward to his next film, but he doesn't owe us anything.
Jaws, ET, Indiana Jones, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Lincoln, numerous more. He has directed more modern classics than any other living director. I like that he doesn't rush-it assures a quality product. But if he wants to rest, or just focus on producing or whatever, let him. I look forward to his next film, but he doesn't owe us anything.
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8:17AM on 01/31/2014

Shyamalan blew it

THE LAST AIRBENDER should have been an easy redemption for him and he screwed it up with a series of rookie moves, like showing the villain clearly right off the top. Stick a fork in him, he's done.
THE LAST AIRBENDER should have been an easy redemption for him and he screwed it up with a series of rookie moves, like showing the villain clearly right off the top. Stick a fork in him, he's done.
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