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Michael Bay Says He Wants To Make A Movie About African Elephants Plus More Director News

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 11:05 AM
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Michael Bay, Transformers: Age Of Exctinction
While his passion for explosions and Victoria's Secret models suggests that Michael Bay is a total bro at heart, it would seem that he's got a soft spot for endangered animals. With the director spending much of the last several years making branded toys clang and crash, he also took a detour to make the (relatively) smaller movie "Pain & Gain" last year, and it would seem he's toying with an idea for another effort that will not involve Hasbro or CGI.

Directors Behind 'Warm Bodies,' 'Brave,' 'A Royal Affair' & More In The Mix To Helm Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 21, 2014 9:24 AM
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Doctor Strange
With the recent trailer for James Gunn’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” and the forthcoming Edgar Wright-helmed “Ant-Man,” it’s clear Marvel Studios is pulling from the deep bench now and while it remains to be seen how the casual moviegoing audience is going to respond to a gun-toting talking raccoon in space, the comics giant-turned-movie company is only focused on getting more strange.

Long Developing DC Comics Movie 'Fables' Finally Finds A New Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2013 4:36 PM
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While Warner Bros. waits to see how "Man Of Steel" does in a couple of weeks, which in turn will decide what happens with the massive roster of DC Comics properties they are currently sitting on, it seems some small moves are being made. Stuck in development hell forever, it looks like DC/Vertigo series "Fables" has finally found a helmer...and it's something of an unlikely choice.

On The Rise: 12 Directors To Watch In 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 28, 2013 4:20 PM
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On The Rise: 12 Director's To Watch In 2013 (photo)
So far in our On The Rise series this year, we've looked at talent on the ascension in front of the camera, with a cluster of actors and actresses who look set for great things. We've also highlighted promising cinematographers, writers and composers who've already proven their worth, and look like they're about to be more and more in demand as time goes on.

'A Royal Affair' Helmer Nikolaj Arcel To Direct Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 22, 2013 9:21 AM
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Though last year’s “Hitchcock” wasn’t as much as an awards contender as originally thought (HBO’s Toby Jones and Sienna Miller-starring “The Girl” didn’t arrive to much fanfare either), it hasn’t cooled Hollywood’s interest in bringing the works of Alfred Hitchcock to a younger generation. Deadline is reporting that DreamWorks and Working Title’s brewing remake of the iconic director’s “Rebecca” has landed itself a director.

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