Underworld: Next Generation directors.

by lordvanmunster | created - 24 Mar 2014 | updated - 03 Oct 2015 | Public

Directors I think would be prime candidates for the next installment of the Underwolrd franchise!

1. Christian Alvart

Director | Pandorum

Christian Alvart was born in 1974 near Frankfurt, Germany. His strict Christian background frowned upon films and television and in his childhood he was rarely allowed to see a movie. He developed a fascination and love for the forbidden subject matter and quickly became an "expert" in his circle ...

2. Caradog W. James

Director | The Machine

Caradog W. James is a director and writer, known for The Machine (2013), Little White Lies (2006) and The Call Up (2016).

3. Ruairi Robinson

Director | The Leviathan

Ruairi Robinson was born on February 15, 1978 in Ireland. He is a director and writer, known for The Leviathan, BlinkyTM (2011) and The Silent City (2006).

4. Shane Abbess

Producer | Infini

Shane Abbess made his first film at the age of 14 on his parents Betamax camera and after completing High School, was immediately accepted as one of the youngest students ever at the North Sydney TAFE film course.

After a brief stint in Television, he returned to filmmaking where he would spend ...

6. Xavier Palud

Director | Ils

Xavier Palud is a director and writer, known for Them (2006), Intrusion (2015) and The Eye (2008).

7. Billy O'Brien

Director | I Am Not a Serial Killer

Billy O'Brien was born in Cork, Ireland. He studied film at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design (now IADT) and received an MA at The Royal College of Art in London. He has directed a number of short films, music promos and televisions commercials. The Tale of the Rat That Wrote his short film ...

8. Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

Director | The Thing

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is a director and producer, known for The Thing (2011), Army of the Dead and Red Rain (1996).

9. Tim Fehlbaum

Director | Hell

Tim Fehlbaum is a director and writer, known for Hell (2011), Shipbreaker and Für Julian (2003).

10. Xavier Gens

Director | The Divide

Xavier Gens was born on April 27, 1975 in Dunkerque, Nord, France. He is a director and assistant director, known for The Divide (2011), Frontier(s) (2007) and Hitman (2007). He has been married to Mounia Meddour Gens since 2005.

11. Steve Saint Leger

Assistant_director | Vikings

Steve Saint Leger is an assistant director and director, known for Vikings (2013), Lockout (2012) and Lost Squad.

12. Michael J. Bassett

Director | Solomon Kane

Michael J. Bassett is a director and producer, known for Solomon Kane (2009), Ash vs Evil Dead (2015) and Power (2014).

13. Ole Bornedal

Writer | Nattevagten

Ole Bornedal was born 1959 in Noerresundby, Denmark. From the time he was fourteen he knew he wanted to become a filmmaker. However, not being able to get into The Danish Film School, he had to create his own career and after a few years of University Studies in Film, he started working for The ...

14. Guillem Morales

Director | Los ojos de Julia

Guillem Morales was born in 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Los ojos de Julia (2010), El habitante incierto (2004) and Back Room (2000).

16. Kazuaki Kiriya

Director | Casshern

Kazuaki Kiriya was born on April 20, 1968 in Asagiri, Japan as Kazuhiro Iwashita. He is known for his work on Casshern (2004), Goemon (2009) and Last Knights (2015). He was previously married to Hikaru Utada.

17. Baran bo Odar

Director | Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher

During the Stockholm Film Festival (2010), he told the audience that his favorite movies are Blade Runner (1982) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962), two timeless classics were his words.

18. Christian E. Christiansen

Director | The Roommate

Born In Kalundborg, Denmark 1972. A graduate of the National Film School of Denmark (2001), he worked in lower positions on a number of Danish films before producing his first hit movie, Nynne (2005), a comedy directed by Jonas Elmer. He then produced and directed the social realist drama Raazone (...

19. Paul Hyett

Make_up_department | Attack the Block

Paul Hyett is known for his work on Attack the Block (2011), Doomsday (2008) and The Seasoning House (2012).

20. Eric Valette

Director | Samedi, dimanche et aussi lundi

Eric Valette was born in 1967 in Toulouse, France. He is a director and writer, known for Saturday, Sunday and Monday Too (1999), Maléfique (2002) and One Missed Call (2008).

21. Steven Sheil

Director | Mum & Dad

Steven Sheil is a cinematographer and director, known for Mum & Dad (2008), Dead Mine (2012) and Gozo (2016).

23. Miguel Sapochnik

Director | Game of Thrones

Miguel Sapochnik was born in July 1974 in Hammersmith, London, England as Miguel Vicente Rosenberg-Sapochnik. He is known for his work on Game of Thrones (2011), Repo Men (2010) and Trainspotting (1996). He has been married to Alexis Raben since 2006.

24. Vincenzo Natali

Director | Cube

Vincenzo Natali was born on January 6, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Cube (1997), Cypher (2002) and Splice (2009).

25. Gary Shore

Director | Dracula Untold

Gary has built a reputation as a visual storyteller, having directed commercials for global brands such as Gatorade, Adidas, EDF, UGG, Guinness, Machine Zone, Samsung and collaborated with top agencies including TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles, M&C Saatchi, 180 Amsterdam, Creature London, Young Euro ...

26. Christian Cantamessa

Writer | Henchmen

Christian Cantamessa is a writer and director, known for Henchmen (2007), Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) and Air (2015).

27. Antti-Jussi Annila

Director | Sauna

Antti-Jussi Annila was born on January 8, 1977 in Helsinki, Finland. He is a director and writer, known for Sauna (2008) and Jadesoturi (2006).

28. Mikkel Brænne Sandemose

Director | Fritt vilt III

Mikkel Brænne Sandemose is a director and writer, known for Fritt vilt III (2010), Ragnarok (2013) and Askeladden - I Dovregubbens hall (2017).

29. Steve Barker

Director | Outpost

Steve Barker was born on April 4, 1971 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. He is a director and writer, known for Outpost (2008), Outpost: Black Sun (2012) and The Rezort (2015).

30. Scott Stewart

Producer | Dark Skies

Scott Stewart is a producer and writer, known for Dark Skies (2013), Dominion (2014) and Legion (2010).

31. Breck Eisner

Director | The Crazies

Breck Eisner was born on December 24, 1970 in California, USA. He is a director, known for The Crazies (2010), Sahara (2005) and The Last Witch Hunter (2015). He has been married to Georgia Irwin Eisner since June 24, 2006.

32. Ryûhei Kitamura

Director | The Midnight Meat Train

Ryûhei Kitamura was born on May 30, 1969 in Osaka, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for The Midnight Meat Train (2008), Azumi (2003) and Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004).

33. Oriol Paulo

Writer | El cuerpo

Oriol Paulo was born in 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for The Body (2012), Contratiempo (2016) and Los ojos de Julia (2010).

34. Jeff Renfroe

Director | The Colony

Renfroe is partner in Milk Boss Industries with novelist and screenwriter Diane J. Wright. Milk Boss develops feature films, documentaries, movies and series for television and web.

35. Jorge Dorado

Director | Anna

Jorge Dorado was born on December 8, 1976 in Madrid, Spain. He is an assistant director and director, known for Anna (2013), El ministerio del tiempo (2015) and Talk to Her (2002).

36. Neil Marshall

Director | Dog Soldiers

Neil Marshall was born on May 25, 1970 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is a director and producer, known for Dog Soldiers (2002), The Descent (2005) and Doomsday (2008). He was previously married to Axelle Carolyn.

37. Jaume Balagueró

Writer | [Rec]

Jaume Balagueró was born on November 2, 1968 in Lleida, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain as Jaume Balagueró i Bernat. He is a writer and director, known for [Rec] (2007), The Nameless (1999) and Mientras duermes (2011).

38. David Gelb

Director | The Lazarus Effect

David Gelb was born on October 16, 1983 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Lazarus Effect (2015), Stealth (2005) and Chef's Table (2015).

39. Ciarán Foy

Director | Citadel

Ciarán Foy is a director and writer, known for Citadel (2012), The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (2006) and Sinister 2 (2015).

40. Roar Uthaug

Director | Tomb Raider

Roar Uthaug is a Norwegian film director. He is best known for Fritt Vilt (2006), Flukt (2012), and The Wave (2015).

Uthaug was born in August 25, 1973. In 2002 he graduated from the Norwegian Film School. His director debut was Fritt Vilt in 2006.

In 2018 he directed the Tomb Raider reboot starring ...

41. Tom Shankland

Director | The Children

Tom Shankland is a director and writer, known for The Children (2008), The Killing Gene (2007) and The Missing (2014).

42. Axelle Carolyn

Actress | Tales of Halloween

Axelle Carolyn started out as a freelance reporter for some of the world's most prestigious film magazines and websites. Her non-fiction writing career culminated with the 2009 publication of her book 'Horror Movies In The New Millennium'. After a brief stint in front of the camera (most notably in...

44. Marina de Van

Writer | Dans ma peau

Marina de Van was born in France in 1971, her father being a musicologist. She studied at the Lycée Henri IV and at the Sorbonne University where she earned a degree in philosophy. Then, in 1993 she became a student at the FEMIS, the French school for cinematic studies, where she graduated in 1996....

45. Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Director | Dark Places

Gilles Paquet-Brenner is a director and writer, known for Dark Places (2015), Elle s'appelait Sarah (2010) and Les jolies choses (2001).

46. Jabbar Raisani

Visual_effects | Game of Thrones

Jabbar Raisani is known for his work on Game of Thrones (2011), Alien Outpost (2014) and Iron Man (2008).

48. Sergei Bodrov

Writer | Mongol

Sergei Bodrov was born on June 28, 1948 in Khabarovsk, Khabarovskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Sergey Vladimirovich Bodrov . He is a writer and director, known for Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007), Prisoner of the Mountains (1996) and S.E.R. - Svoboda eto rai (1989).

50. Jonathan English

Producer | Ironclad

Jonathan English is a producer and director, known for Ironclad (2011), Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014) and Drago.

51. Claudio Fäh

Director | Northmen - A Viking Saga

Claudio Fäh just completed directing the seventh installment of the successful "Sniper" franchise for Sony's Stage 6 Films "Sniper: Ultimate Kill". The movie was shot in Bogota, Colombia, and is starring Chad Michael Collins, Danay Garcia (Fear the Walking Dead) and reunites the cast of the ...

53. Marcus Nispel

Director | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Marcus Nispel was born on May 26, 1963 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. He is a director and producer, known for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Pathfinder (2007) and Conan the Barbarian (2011).

54. Karyn Kusama

Director | The Invitation

Karyn Kusama was born on March 21, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Karyn K. Kusama. She is a director and writer, known for The Invitation (2015), Girlfight (2000) and Æon Flux (2005).

55. Michelle MacLaren

Producer | Breaking Bad

Michelle MacLaren was born in 1965 in Canada. She is a producer and director, known for Breaking Bad (2008), The Walking Dead (2010) and Game of Thrones (2011).

57. Wych Kaosayananda

Director | Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

Wych Kaosayananda was born in 1974 in Thailand. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002), Fah (1998) and Angels (2012).

58. Farren Blackburn

Director | The Fades

With a number of award winning shorts, tv dramas and feature films to his name, Farren is considered one of the most sought after UK directors working today. He is currently lead director and Executive Producer on a new, yet to be titled Netflix drama due for completion early next year. He directed...