The New Shadow Movie Poll
Who would you pick to direct the new Shadow movie (if Sam Raimi is not directing?
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Unfortunately, my wish-list is dead guys...but just two of them. The first
is Orson Welles, for obvious reasons (like,
he played The Shadow on radio and was a maverick film director of some note).
The other would be none other than Fritz Lang.
Why? Think of awesome urban dynamics and you get "Metropolis"...think
of fearsome villians and death-traps and you get "Dr. Mabuse",
think of an army of underworld thugs controlling the city streets and you
have "M"...it's all Fritz Lang! He would have been great directing
a Shadow movie
The news of this movie has excited me ever since I heard about it. While
I am nervous about Raimi directing because of what he did in "Spiderman
3", I really do love most of his work. The "Evil Dead" movies
are wonderful, and the Shadow-esque "Darkman" is great as well.
But if I was going to have a director, I would have Michael
Mann. He is really imaginative as a writer/director & the highlights
of his work include many great crime dramas, the best eample being 1995's
"Heat". I think he would research the world of pulps and might
stay true to the essence of The Shadow, whilst giving a very real and very
gritty interpretation. He is the man that was in charge of "Ali",
starring Will Smith and he updated "Miami Vice" for the big screen.
Mann can be chilling and bring the scary/supernatural apect into it as well,
as he was the first to bring the character of Hannibal Lecter to the big
screen with his adaptation of novel "Red Dragon", in his film
I would have to go with Zack Snyder for the
sequel. He proved himself with "Watchmen".It had that dark, edgy
quality about it. In the original [Shadow movie], I thought it was too campy.
Baldwin & Curry were all wrong.