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20th Century Studios Taps Dan Trachtenberg to Helm Fifth Predator Movie

20th Century Studios taps Dan Trachtenberg to helm fifth Predator movie It’s been nearly five years since Dan Trachtenberg last stepped in the director’s chair for his feature debut, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and now it looks as though he’s found his next project in the form of a fifth Predator film at 20th Century Studios, according to Deadline. RELATED: Exclusive: Alice Braga Talks Predators 10th Anniversary! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone =
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New ‘Predator’ Movie Coming From ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Director Dan Trachtenberg

Time to polish off your trophy skulls: the Predator is back. A new Predator movie is in the works at 20th Century Studios, with 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg set to direct a script from Patrick Aison. The film’s plot is under wraps, but it apparently won’t have anything to do with The Predator, the 2018 sequel directed by Shane Black. Deadline is reporting that Dan Trachtenberg will direct a new Predator movie, and the thing is, much like the Predator himself, it might have b...
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Dan Trachtenberg Serving Up ‘MILK’ (‘Mother I’d Like to Kill’) at Lionsgate

Dan Trachtenberg made his feature directorial debut with the outstanding 10 Cloverfield Lane, but somehow, no studio has picked him up for another feature yet. Sony Pictures tried by bringing him in to direct their long-gestating adaptation of the video game Uncharted, but that fell through. Thankfully, it sounds like Lionsgate is smart enough to give him another crack at the big screen. In a report about Disney producer and development executive Kristin Burr heading to Lionsgate with a new mul...
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‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Director Boards ‘Uncharted’ Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Dan Trachtenberg, who broke out with “10 Cloverfield Lane,” will direct Sony Pictures’ adaptation of the hit video game “Uncharted.” Trachtenberg replaces Shawn Levy, who had to depart the project due to scheduling conflicts. Sony has been hoping to work with Trachtenberg since “10 Cloverfield Lane” opened in 2016. “Uncharted” is based on the PlayStation […]
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‘Uncharted’ Movie Finds New Director in ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Helmer Dan Trachtenberg

Just a few weeks after Sony’s Uncharted movie adaptation lost its fourth director, the studio has followed a treasure map to the front door of 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg and hired him to take over the long-brewing adaptation of the hit video game. Variety reports that Trachtenberg is the latest director to take a crack at Uncharted, a popular video game series about a treasure-hunting adventurer Nathan Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake. In the games, he reluctantly ...
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10 Modern Filmmakers Explain How ‘Die Hard’ Influenced Them

(This week marks the 30th anniversary of Die Hard, arguably the greatest action movie of all time. To celebrate, /Film is exploring the film from every angle with a series of articles. Today: we spoke with ten modern filmmakers about why the movie still holds up, how it influenced their work, and more.) The first shot in Die Hard is a plane landing on a runway. But the second shot does something relatively atypical for the testosterone-fueled action movies of the 1980s: it established a weaknes...
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Dan Trachtenberg to Direct Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ Pilot, Replacing Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were originally set to direct Amazon’s pilot for The Boys, the long-awaited adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic series. But due to scheduling conflicts, they’ve since had to step aside and make way for a new director to come in, and now we know who that will be: Dan Trachtenberg, the up-and-coming filmmaker of the excellent 10 Cloverfield Lane. Read more about the new director of The Boys pilot below. Variety reports that Trachtenberg will direct ...
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’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Helmer Dan Trachtenberg to Direct Premiere of Amazon’s ‘The Boys’

Dan Trachtenberg will direct the first episode of the upcoming Amazon superhero drama “The Boys.” Trachtenberg recently directed the hit film “10 Cloverfield Lane” for Paramount and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot. He also directed the episode “Playtest” in Season 3 of the acclaimed series “Black Mirror.” “Dan’s a massive fan of the comic like us, […]
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‘The Last of Us’ Screenwriter Doesn’t Want His Movie To Be Made

If you talk to any screenwriter, they’ll tell you they have tons of scripts sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. Writing a movie can be the easy part – actually getting it made is often far more challenging. So it’s relatively rare to hear of someone writing a screenplay and actively not wanting that script to ever see the light of day, but that’s exactly what’s happening with Neil Druckmann and his The Last of Us movie. Druckmann, who wrote and co-directed the highly-acclaimed 2013 vi...
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Video Essay: What Makes ‘Black Mirror’ So Dark?

Charlie Brooker‘s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror rarely features episodes with happy endings…or any semblance of happiness at all, really. It’s often a relentlessly bleak examination of the worst impulses of humanity, all told under the umbrella of an ominous warning about how our relationship with technology may eventually be the downfall of our society. It’s not the easiest show to watch – this is about as far from comfort food television as it gets. So, knowing that, why do we watch it...
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Exclusive: Dan Trachtenberg’s ‘Crime of the Century’ Eyed as a Big Action Franchise Starter

In 2011, Universal acquired a pitch for a sci-fi movie called Crime of the Century from Fast & Furious screenwriter/producer Chris Morgan. He’s producing that film, which is based on an original idea from Dan Trachtenberg (Black Mirror) and writer Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds). Trachtenberg has been on board to direct from the very beginning, long before he made his feature directorial debut last year with 10 Cloverfield Lane. Crime of the Century has been shrouded in mystery for years as it’s inche...
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Bad Robot’s ‘Overlord’ May Be A WWII-Set ‘Cloverfield’ Sequel: How Does It Connect?

J.J. Abrams fans love a good mystery, and it looks like we have another one on our hands. Back in February, we heard that Son of a Gun director Julius Avery would be directing a WWII film called Overlord for Paramount and Bad Robot. But now a new piece of information has come to light that may indicate the film is part of the slowly-growing “Clover-verse.” Let’s explore the possible Overlord Cloverfield connections. Overlord Cloverfield Sequel? Thanks to a press release tweeted out by The ...
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Universal Lands ‘Space Race’ Spec From Dan Kunka; ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Helmer Directing

Universal Pictures is in negotiations for rights to the sci-fi pic “Space Race” with “10 Cloverfield Lane” helmer Dan Trachtenberg directing, sources have confirmed to Variety. Daniel Kunka penned the spec with Dylan Clark producing along with Trachtenberg. Plot details are being kept under wraps. Brian Williams brought the project to Clark and will oversee production. Executive... Read more »
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‘Space Race’ Coming From ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Director Dan Trachtenberg

It’s been a little over a year since Dan Trachtenberg‘s 10 Cloverfield Lane arrived in theaters and signaled the arrival of a very exciting new filmmaker (and it’s been a little less time since he directed one of the most frightening episodes of Black Mirror). Now, we know what he may be doing next: a mysterious project for Universal titled Space Race. But what could this movie be about? Deadline has the news, but most details are being kept under lock and key at the moment. We do know that ...
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Space Race: 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg to Direct

Space Race: 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg takes on the Universal spec Universal Pictures is negotiating for the rights to the sci-fi script for Space Race, according to Variety. 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s Dan Trachtenberg is reportedly up to direct the film. Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds and the announced TV series The Ark) has written the script. Trachtenberg will produce the film, along with Dylan Clark (War For The Planet Of The Apes). RELATED: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Director Dan Tracht...
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The Carpetbagger: Directors Guild Nominates Nate Parker for Best Debut

But for the top award, the usual suspects, led by Damien Chazelle of “La La Land,” are nominated.
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Nominees for the 69th Annual DGA Awards

Nominees for the 69th Annual DGA Awards Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2016. “These phenomenal filmmakers have captured our hearts and minds, breathing life into stories rarely told and revealing worlds rarely seen,” said Barclay. “What makes this recognition truly special is the knowledge that these five directors have made a lasting impression on their peers – ...
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Dan Trachtenberg To Direct ‘The Secret Life of Houdini’, See Concept Art From His ‘Rocketeer’ Pitch

10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg is in talks to direct The Secret Life of Houdini, based on the William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero which portrays the master magician as a secret agent investigating the occult.  The pitch for the movie is that Houdini was not only the world’s greatest escape artist and magician but also “part Indiana Jones and part Sherlock Holmes.” Learn some details about this Dan Trachtenberg...
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The Stories For ‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 Have Been Revealed (Spoiler-Free)

We’ve been waiting for season three of Black Mirror for quite some time, and we’ve heard episode titles, filmmakers and cast but we haven’t heard much about what kind of stories we can expect from the six new episodes…until now. Hit the jump to find out what the Black Mirror Season 3 episodes will be about. Black Mirror showrunner Charlie Brooker talked with EW about the plots for the upcoming six episodes of the UK-produced technology thriller anthology series. Brooker teases that the stori...
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Why the ‘Saints Row’ Movie Didn’t Happen

A film based on the Saints Row video game series spent a little while in development. At one point, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was involved in the project, and before that Dwayne Johnson considered starring in the film. Now, a former executive producer on the video game adaptation has written a piece detailing what happened to the R-rated, Escape From New York-inspired movie. Below, find out why the Saints Row movie didn’t happen. This week marks the 10th anniversary of Saints Row, a popular, ...
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Brad Bird On Why “Video Games Are A Bad influence For Storytelling”

Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) came to San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 for a preview of The Giant’s Dream: The Making Of The Iron Giant, which will be included on the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film this fall. The documentary by Anthony Giacchino is a beautiful and heartbreaking look at the Hollywood animation process, a must see. While the presentation wasn’t in one of Comic Con’s big halls, Bird joked that more people saw this documentary today at this Comic-Con screenin...
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J.J. Abrams Finally Explains The Inspiration Behind '10 Cloverfield Lane'

When the marketing began for "10 Cloverfield Lane," a question loomed over the movie: How could this be a sequel to the New York City monster flick, "Cloverfield"? Upon the movie's release on March 11, it became clear that this "sequel" had nothing to do with the first flick, except for its spirit. This is a trend that has become popular in television with series like "American Horror Story" and "True Detective," but not so much for movies. It makes total sense, though, that the inspiration for...
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’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Director Dan Trachtenberg Joins ‘Black Mirror’ Season 3

Black Mirror is already a perverse and pitch-black riff on The Twilight Zone, so why shouldn’t it steal directors from a film series that also seems to be borrowing a thing or two from Rod Serling’s iconic television show? 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg will helm an episode of the popular science fiction anthology series’ third season, which was wooed away from the U.K.’s Channel 4 by Netflix last year. This certainly feels like good news, as Trachtenberg is the kind of director ...
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’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Ending Explained, See Unused Concept Art

Okay, now that 10 Cloverfield Lane has been out for a few weeks, the filmmakers have begun taking about spoilers. Want to hear about the thought and planning behind the ending of 10 Cloverfield Lane? We have some cool concept art to show you, some comments from director Dan Trachtenberg on not only the film’s ending, but deleted scenes and an IMAX-style aspect ratio expansion that was planned but abandoned during post production. So if you’ve seen the movie, hit the jump to learn the secrets be...
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The Story Behind ‘Cannibal Airlines’ In ’10 Cloverfield Lane’

When the first teaser trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane was released, many people noticed that John Gallagher Jr.‘s character Emmet was looking at a VHS tape of a fake movie called Cannibal Airlines. It’s one of those fun little details that sent many fans on a hunt to find out what it may mean, or if whether it’s somehow connected to the film’s ARG (it wasn’t). When I talked to 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg last week, I found out the story behind the movie within the movie. And y...
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J.J. Abrams Says ‘Half-Life’ and ‘Portal’ Movies Still In Development

Over three years ago, it was revealed that filmmaker/producer J.J. Abrams and game-master Gabe Newell of Valve Software were working to collaborate to make games and movies, which included adaptations of popular Valve games Portal and Half-Life. We haven’t heard any updates in the three years since… until now. The Portal and Half-Life movie news initially was revealed during the DICE keynote talk in 2013. Newell said that they were “recapitulating a series of conversations going on” and that...
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Dan Trachtenberg Talks Possible ‘Cloverfield Lane’ Sequel, ‘Crime Of The Century’ & ‘Y: The Last Man’

10 Cloverfield Lane opened this weekend to an estimated $25.2 million domestically, which a huge success considering the film’s low-budget price tag. So fans are already wondering if Bad Robot could end up giving the film a proper sequel. When I chatted with 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg late last week, I talked to him about the possibility of a 10 Cloverfield Lane sequel. And everyone is wondering what the filmmaker might be doing next, so we spoke a little bit about that. We l...
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Film Review: “10 Cloverfield Lane”

When it comes mystery, J.J. Abrams and his crew at Bad Robot are very good at it. Abrams has an uncanny knack at hooking viewers in with a good set up, a compelling middle act, and unfortunately, a spotty record on third acts. With “Cloverfield,” the movie deftly used the “found footage” genre to present essentially a Godzilla-like monster attacking New York City. The film was a fun thrill ride and there was an easter egg at the end of the film’s credits that, when played backward, says “It’...
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J.J. Abrams Worked on an Outline For a ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ Sequel

Director Robert Zemeckis has been considering a Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 2 for years now. We’ve never heard much regarding the sequel, since the director usually remains tightlipped about the project, but every once in a while we get an update. This isn’t news on its current status, but instead a cool little piece of movie history. In the late ’80s, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams had a discussion with producer Steven Spielberg about possibly writing the sequel. To promote ...
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’10 Cloverfield Lane’ – What Did You Think?

Two months ago, it was revealed Dan Trachtenberg‘s directorial debut was a “spiritual” sequel to Cloverfield. The audience I saw 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi with were left both confused and excited by the trailer‘s title card. The question all along — well, actually just for the past two months — has been: how much of a sequel is this movie? Now we know. Kind of. Please note that spoilers are encouraged in the comments section for this post. If you have not seen 10 Cloverfield Lan...
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