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Four Directors Up For "Doctor Strange"

By Garth Franklin Thursday February 20th 2014 08:48PM
Four Directors Up For "Doctor Strange"

Marvel Studios is reportedly considering four filmmakers to take on the role of directing their "Doctor Strange" movie. These four have reportedly either met or are about to meet with Marvel execs for the gig. So who are they?

Perhaps the best known is Jonathan Levine, the filmmaker behind cancer dramedy "50/50" and zombie rom-com "Warm Bodies".

There's also acclaimed Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel who directed the Oscar-nominated "A Royal Affair" and penned the screenplay for the original Swedish "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" adaptation.

The third is newcomer Dean Israelite, a short filmmaker who recently directed his first feature - the found footage time-travel movie "Welcome to Yesterday" due later this year.

Finally there's Mark Andrews, a co-writer and co-director of Pixar's "Brave" who also worked on the script for "John Carter" and wrote for TV series like "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Samurai Jack".

"Kung Fu Panda" scribes Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger are also said to be under consideration to pen the screenplay alongside whomever is hired as director.

In the comics, the character is a self-centred New York surgeon robbed of his skills after a car accident. He soon finds his way to a healer in the Himalayas where he learned to tap into psychic powers to battle evil wizards and other wrongdoers.

'Strange' is a tricky beast to introduce into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "Thor" had the unenviable job of bringing the galactical sci-fi elements into the mix which it did successfully. 'Strange' has to introduce the other side of the equation - supernatural/mystical elements.

Source: Heat Vision

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