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'Game Of Thrones' Director Brian Kirk To Helm Remake Of Icelandic Thriller 'Jar City'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 21, 2012 10:22 AM
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“Game of Thrones” directors aren’t doing too badly for themselves of late. After the runaway success of the first two seasons of the show, their names are tossed into the ring for a lot of high-profile projects and Alan Taylor went one better by landing the gig for “Thor: The Dark World.” Established television director Brian Kirk (“Luck,” “Luther,” “Great Expectations”) was also talked about in relation to that job, and while it didn't pan out, it looks like he’s now got his reward.

Former 'Thor 2' Director Brian Kirk Takes Robert Ludlum's 'The Osterman Weekend'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 6:09 PM
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You would think with the massive success of the Bourne franchise, studios would be falling over themselves to develop anything by Robert Ludlum to the big screen but it has been slow going. Outside that series, the last Ludlum property to get produced was the TV mini "Covert One: The Hades Factor" in 2006. But the wheels have been turning on "The Osterman Weekend" for a long time now and a new director has taken the film.

Ex-'Thor 2' Director Brian Kirk To Helm Guillermo Del Toro Produced Drug Drama 'Midnight Delivery'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 3, 2011 3:59 AM
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Last month, TV helmer Brian Kirk was passed up for “Thor 2” directing duties in favor of “Monster” director, Patty Jenkins. Now, Kirk is moving on to less-CGI filled pastures, signing on to direct “Midnight Delivery,” a film about a father who must become a drug mule in order to save his son. It would be awesome if this were one of those foreign-language films directed by an English-speaking director (ala “Maria Full of Grace”), but we wouldn’t bet on it, as it’s being financed by a major, Universal.

Tom Cruise Picks 'Thor 2' Director Brian Kirk To Take On Rodeo Drama 'Paper Wings'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2011 4:05 AM
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Hollywood is littered with scripts or projects mostly known for not being made or spending years in development. "A Confederacy of Dunces," "Pinkville," "Shantaram" -- these are just a few projects that have knocked around for years in fits and starts without getting made. And while there is fresh movement on the long-gestating "Paper Wings," this is one that is still a long way off.

'Game Of Thrones' & 'Boardwalk Empire' Helmer Brian Kirk May Take The Hammer Of 'Thor 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 4, 2011 12:19 PM
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Over the years, Marvel has attracted a pretty decent roster of filmmakers to take on their comic franchises with folks like Jon Favreau, Louis Leterrier, Matthew Vaughn, Joe Johnston and more recently Joss Whedon and Shane Black getting behind the camera. However, Marvel is also known for being very...careful with money...and with Kenneth Branagh moving on from the "Thor" franchise they've decided to save a few bucks on his replacement.

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