11 films that were rumoured to be directed by someone else

Simon Brew Aug 14, 2017

Is the named director of a film the one who's actually been calling the shots? Here are 11 where a 'ghost director' may have been involved.

It's not that uncommon for a director to take their name off a film, and to leave the moniker Alan Smithee or whatever the current equivalent is behind. However, what's considerably rarer is when a film is released under the name of one director, but it's later revealed or rumoured that, actually, other hands were at work, either for a solid chunk or even the entirety of a production. That a film was, for want of a better phrase, 'ghost directed'.

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Granted, some of these stories that we're about to tell have little chance of ever being fully confirmed, but here are some examples of where the helmer
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