The NEXT generation of great filmmakers!

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I was just thinking about this, guys. Jason Reitman has only done two full length movies, Thank You For Smoking and Juno. Both were really good. It's fair to assume that he'll be part of the next generation of great filmmakers.

Question: So which up and coming filmmakers do you think have potential to be great?

And...please don't include people like Nolan, Del Toro, etc. These people have been making movies for over a decade. I'm talking about filmmakers who are basically rookies.
 
Writers or directors? The script for Juno was what made it good, a novice director could pull that off.
 
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I would like to include Joe Wright, who did Atonement and Pride & Prejudice.
 
How about Josh Friedman, the mastermind behind the "Sarah Connor Chronicles" TV series? I saw the pilot on Yahoo! TV, and was actually very impressed, aside from a moderate timeline glitch relating to "T2".
 
How about Josh Friedman, the mastermind behind the "Sarah Connor Chronicles" TV series? I saw the pilot on Yahoo! TV, and was actually very impressed, aside from a moderate timeline glitch relating to "T2".

He has been around for a while. He wrote the script for that Keanu Reeves movie, Chain Reaction.
 
I can't think of any hip young brand new people that really get me excited. Someone like Spike Jonze came to mind, and then I realized he's been at work since the early 90's. I suppose I'll nominate Wayne Kramer, who's only put out The Cooler and Running Scared and I really dig both of them. Next up is his make or break movie, Crossing Over, as it's supposed to be serious about immigrants and has Harrison Ford supposedly not sucking for the first time in years. I'm pretty scared of this movie, because on one hand it could wind up like Traffic or Syriana, and on the other hand it could wind up like Crash. I'm not sure which scares me more.
 
I'm already curious to see what Andrew Dominik is gonna do next.
 
Looking forward to Brick Director Rian Johnsons future projects. The Brothers Bloom looks good although I am not really a fan of Adrien Brody
 
I think Ben Affleck will make an awesome director "Gone Baby Gone" was near perfection.
 
Rian Johnson is defiantely one, I really enjoyed Brick

Scott Frank and Shane Black in respect to directing, both are very good writers, but I really loved the debut's into directing with both The Lookout and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang....can't wait to see what is next.

James Mangold(Walk The Line and 3:10 to Yuma) and Kevin Macdonald(Last King of Scotland) are others. Mangold is really coming into his own.
 
Scott Caans made the move to writer/director on Dallas 362 which i thought was an awesome movie. Love to see him do more.

Francis Lawrence is also new to cinema. I like the aesthetic look of his movies even though the content is mediocre.

I also dont think its fair to leave out the likes of Nolan and del Toro (althought these 2 specifically might not fit the mold). Someone like Neil Marshall has been around for a decade, gained fan popularity with Dog Soliders and is gaining speed with The Descent and upcoming Doomsday. You have to take into account that these directors dont always show up with a bang. Sam Raimi was technically unknown to the general audience before Spiderman even though geeks around the world loved the Evil Dead series.
 
How about Josh Friedman, the mastermind behind the "Sarah Connor Chronicles" TV series? I saw the pilot on Yahoo! TV, and was actually very impressed, aside from a moderate timeline glitch relating to "T2".
That tv series looks wretchedly bad
judd apatow.

2007Knocked UpDirector, writer, producerSuperbadProducerWalk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryWriter, producer

Yeap, Judd is easily the new king of comedy and he will be around for a while.
 
OK, how about Andrew Adamson? He directed the original Shrek, and then helmed the first "Narnia" picture. He also returned for "Prince Caspian", which will be released May 16.
 
The two guys who did Crank and are doing Crank 2.

Yeah, I said it. They made a list of Hollywood cliches a good movie.


But everyone should agree with this one: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg.
 
Edgar Wright for sure, I loved Shaun of the dead and Hot fuzz, I think even though Hostel part 2 got bad reviews, Eli Roth is gonna be big.
 
Not so new but Marc Forster has done a lot of really hugely resonant films in a short time and he's got a great visual and storytelling style.
 
Wow, He's good, if he did the new bond and stranger than fiction and Finding Neverland, then yeah, he's good.
 
the first that crossed my mind is James Gray, already a great filmmaker
 
I think Ben Affleck will make an awesome director "Gone Baby Gone" was near perfection.

He could be great if he makes the right decisions. Believe it or not but there was a time back in the `90s when people actually thought Ben Affleck was cool. Then he made like 10 crappy movies in a roll and everyone lost respect for him. So hopefully he learned his lesson.


judd apatow.

Yeap, Judd is easily the new king of comedy and he will be around for a while.

Judd Apatow has been around FOR YEARS! Yea...he has only directed two movies but as a writer/producer he has been around for like 15 years. He has worked on Larry Sanders Show, Ben Stiller Show, Cable Guy, etc. And remember he created Freak and Geeks.

OK, how about Andrew Adamson? He directed the original Shrek, and then helmed the first "Narnia" picture. He also returned for "Prince Caspian", which will be released May 16.

You could count Adamson, but remember that animation is a slow process. Shrek may have been released in 2001, but that movie began production back when Chris Farley was still alive! Remember he was the original Shrek then he had to be replaced by Mike Myers when he passed away.
 

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