MTV Movies Blog Just another WordPress site Report: Stephen Daldry Close To Directing 'Wicked' Adaptation Jul 12th 2012, 20:30 By Ryan J. Downey Stephen Daldry's last big movie included New York City as a central part of its story. Now the "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" director is in talks to direct the big screen version of one of the biggest musicals to rock Broadway in recent memory. According to Deadline, Universal wants the English filmmaker to helm the movie...Read Full Story
Universal wants him for the witchesWhile today at Comic-Con may have seen one take on a prequel to The Wizard Of Oz with Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great And Powerful, Universal – which did not bring any movies to the event – is also pushing ahead with its Oz origin film based on the musical Wicked, dangling the idea of directing in front Stephen Daldry. Wicked, as you’ll likely aware unless you’ve somehow managed to miss a mention of one of the biggest showtuners to happen along in years, is based...Read Full Story
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Billy Elliot The Musical" is likely to dance away with a haul of Tony Awards, critics say, when the top U.S. theater honors are announced on Sunday for a Broadway season that defied recession with record sales.In the running for 15 Tony Awards, "Billy Elliot" is based on Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry's 2000 film about a ballet dancing schoolboy in a mining town in northern England. The show has already won 10 Drama Desk Awards and seven Outer Critics Circle...Read Full Story
It was revealed about a week ago that for the eighth or ninth Twilight movie, whichever one Breaking Dawn is, that Summit would be taking a look at Oscar-nominated or Oscar-winning directors. Some of the names at that point: Sofia Coppola, Bill Condon, Gus Van Sant.
The Los Angeles Times says that a new name has joined their ranks: Stephen Daldry. Daldry is the only director I can think of who has been nominated for a directing Oscar for his first three movies. Maybe there are others, but it...Read Full Story
By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The “Awards Season Screener” of choice from family members visiting over the holiday weekend was Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” (The second most popular was Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse,” followed by “The Artist.”)All three went over very well – an extremely unscientific poll, which is influenced by overeating and alcohol – but “Loud” was a devastator. I now know at what moment I need to get up and get the tissue boxes ready...Read Full Story
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