Directors Who Should Go Sci-Fi

Coen brothers, Scorsese, Tarantino could give Cameron a run
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2010 2:05 PM CST
Directors Who Should Go Sci-Fi
Directors Joel (right) and Ethan Coen.   (AP Photo)

With Avatar whipping up Oscar buzz for James Cameron, io9 nominates five great directors who could make magic with the “wondrous freedoms” available in the science-fiction genre:

  • Paul Greengrass: The man behind The Bourne Ultimatum thrives on a “mixture of chaos and intimacy”—perfect to document the future.
  • The Coen brothers: “Few filmmakers have as facile a grasp on the ‘other’ as” the duo behind Fargo, Marc Bernadin writes. “Or as subversive a sense of humor.”

  • Martin Scorsese: “There’s gotta be a densely packed colony story that Scorsese could bring his love for immigrant enclaves to.”
  • Sofia Coppola: The Lost in Translation director has a gift for mining the “isolation runs through science fiction like a vein to the heart.”
  • Quentin Tarantino: The man who’s dabbled in just about every film genre other than sci-fi would “love it like no one else.”
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