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Exclusive: Paradigm has signed Steve Carr, the helmer of hit comedies that include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Are We Done Yet, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2 and Next Friday. Carr next is set to direct The Wedding Guests for CBS Films and The Boondoggle, a buddy comedy scripted by Rob Riggle & Tom Lennon. He’s also developing the AMC series Sherman’s March. Carr had been at ICM Partners.
He becomes the latest in a bunch of directors who’ve signed with Paradigm including Luke Greenfield, Rob Minkoff, Walt Becker, Malcolm Lee, Joe Johnston, Carl Franklin. Ole Bornedal and others. The signings come after a number of high-profile agents have joined the agency.
- Mike Fleming Jr
After Mark Romanek stepped down from directing The Wolfman and Joe Johnston took over, a lot of the prep work remained intact and many of the designs were used with very little modification. I can’t help but wonder how much this is also true of Cinderella, which Romanek had developed until fairly shortly before production.
Kenneth Branagh was the man to take over this time, and his resume reveals a strange kind of double personality. There are those projects he seem to have made for love and passion, and those he appears to have taken as a job in between. Not to say, of course, he didn’t apply that same love and passion to those work-for-hire gigs, or at least a measure of it, once he had the megaphone in his hand.
Cinderella does look, no matter how it wound up on the screen, like a very lavish, »
- Brendon Connelly
The website, thedentedhelmet.com, posted original concept art that Joe Johnston created for Boba Fett when he worked as a concept artist on George Lucas' Star Wars films. And yes, that is the same Joe Johnston that directed Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Jumanji (1995) and even Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). When you look at these alternate white-armor designs you may not even recognize him as the character that hunted down Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth »
3 items from 2015
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