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Short List of Directors for Doctor Strange Revealed

12 March 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

We've been talking about a Doctor Strange movie here on Dread Central for a long while now, and with the pieces slowly falling into place, a short list of directors for the project has come to light. Read on to see who could possibly be bringing the Strange in a big way!

According to THR reporter Borys Kit on Twitter, the aforementioned directors includes Mark Andrews (Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane), and Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose).

Given my familiarity and love for the character, I'd like to see Derrickson tackle it, but Levin is also a very inspired choice. Stay tuned.

The last actor they were looking at to assume the mystical role was The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, and Inception's Joseph Gordon-Levitt (pictured).

The film is being penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.

Created in 1963, Doctor Strange »

- Uncle Creepy

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Jonathan Levine, Mark Andrews and More in the Running to Helm Doctor Strange for Marvel

21 February 2014 2:05 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Marvel stole the show yesterday by releasing a number of featurettes and a new poster for Guardians of the Galaxy, but they’re already looking ahead to the future as the hunt is now said to be on for a filmmaker to helm Doctor Strange. Kung Fu Panda writers Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger are being considered to write the screenplay, while four directors are in contention.

Who are they? According to The Hollywood Reporter, those being considered are Mark Andrews (the co-writer and co-director of Brave), Nikolaj Arcel (the writer and director of Academy Award nominated foreign film A Royal Affair), Dean Israelite (the director of the Michael Bay produced Welcome to Yesterday), and Jonathan Levine (who helmed Warm Bodies and 50/50).

As you may have noticed, the candidates above all have experience with writing And directing, and that’s apparently down to the fact that “Marvel is looking to »

- Josh Wilding

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‘Doctor Strange’ Director Candidates Emerge!

20 February 2014 9:58 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Looks like things are heating up on Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange movie. Ace superhero movie news reporter Borys Kit at the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that four directors have either met or are going to meet to take a meeting at Marvel to pitch themselves for the directing gig.

They are Mark Andrews who directed Brave, Nikolaj Arcel, who wrote and directed last year’s best foreign film Oscar-nominated entry A Royal Affair, Dean Israelite, the director behind Paramount’s upcoming sci-fi time-travel movie Welcome to Yesterday; and Jonathan Levine, the filmmaker behind Warm Bodies and 50/50.

Borys also reports that Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger, the writers behind the Kung Fu Panda movies, are also in the mix, not to direct the movie but to pen the screenplay.

Doctor Strange was conceived as an arrogant and selfish surgeon whose hands are damaged in a car accident. After all conventional healing methods fail, »

- El Mayimbe

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Marvel Begins Director Search for 'Doctor Strange'

20 February 2014 7:13 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While fans still have three Marvel Phase Two movies coming in the next two years (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron), the studio is already prepping its Phase Three slate, which kicks off with Edgar Wright's Ant-Man in 2015. Marvel is currently seeking directors for their only other confirmed Phase Three movie, Doctor Strange, with Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Mark Andrews (Brave), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and Dean Israelite (Welcome to Yesterday) currently in contention.

The studio has either already met with these filmmakers, or are about to meet with them in the coming weeks. Marvel is also seeking screenwriters to work in tandem with a director to develop the story together, or a filmmaker who can both write and direct. Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3) are in contention to write the script, »

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Marvel Eyeing Directors for Doctor Strange; Contenders Include 50/50′s Jonathan Levine and Brave’s Mark Andrews

20 February 2014 5:41 PM, PST | | See recent news »

As the internet is aflutter with buzz regarding Marvel’s very promising second 2014 release Guardians of the Galaxy, the studio is hard at work firming up plans for its next slate of films.  Thus far, we only officially know about one Phase Three film, Ant-Man, which will directly follow The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015 and has Edgar Wright directing.  The studio has release dates for “untitled” films through 2017, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has strongly suggested that Doctor Strange will be one of those Phase Three films.  Indeed, it now looks like Marvel is firming up plans for Doctor Strange, as the studio is currently vetting a shortlist of directors to take the helm of the project.  Hit the jump for much more on who’s in the running and what the comic book adaptation entails. The folks over at Heat Vision report that four contenders who have »

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‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’ Movie Gets ‘Horrible Bosses’ Director

4 February 2014 6:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures is in talks with “Horrible Bosses” director Seth Gordon to helm “Uncharted,” a live-action adaptation of the PlayStation videogame series “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.”

Gordon, who broke into the business with the videogame documentary “The King of Kong,” would be the latest high-profile director to come on board the project. “American Hustle” director David O. Russell and “Divergent” helmer Neil Burger have both been attached to “Uncharted” within the past three years.

“Uncharted” is an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production and producers are Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. The game — centered on treasure hunter Nathan Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake — was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

David Guggenheim wrote the most recent script. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer penned the first draft; Marianne and Cormac Wibberley also worked on the script.

Jonathan Kadin and Hannah Minghella are overseeing for the studio. »

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Uncharted Gets Horrible Bosses Director Seth Gordon

4 February 2014 5:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After years of languishing in development hell, it looks like Sony Pictures is getting their video game adaptation Uncharted back on the right track, with Seth Gordon now in negotiations to direct. The studio hopes to get production started sometime this year.

The most recent draft of the screenplay was written by David Guggenheim, which the studio liked so much they brought him on board to write the action sequel Bad Boys 3 in December. The script had previously been worked on by Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.

David O. Russell was once attached to direct with Mark Wahlberg set to star as Nathan Drake, but it fell apart when the director departed the project in 2011. Later that year, Neil Burger was also in talks to direct, but the project never moved forward.

The Uncharted: Drake's Fortune video game, which was developed by Naughty Dog, »

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