Steven S. DeKnight is an up-and-coming filmmaker who has been on the rise for some time. He has his origins in TV with shows like Spartacus and the excellent Daredevil (though he was only involved in that first season). The filmmaker also had a hand in the Transformers writers room that made such a splash a couple years back.
However, with this weekend’s Pacific Rin Uprising coming out, the dude is making his feature film directorial debut in a big way. With this movie, he plants himself firmly in genre/mainstream movies, giving him plenty of latitude to move around to either bigger or smaller things, depending on his interests.
But what does DeKnight want to do? What sort of franchises is he interested in next? There are two franchises the man seems interested in. When asked on Twitter if he’d want to take on a DCEU film, he answered with a resounding, “Hell yes!” With that in mind, I can’t help but be a bit disappointed that Matt Reeves already has his hands on Batman, but perhaps a Lobo film is up his alley?
This wasn’t the only film he seemed to have an interest in. While guest-co-hosting an episode of Collider Movie Talk, he went onto the subject of runtimes, and how he’s old-fashioned, enjoying two-hour movies with three-act structures, but then he goes on to say:
“Not to say I will never make a three-hour movie, I might. Matrix, eh…”
Now that comment was arguably made in jest, but it was so out of the blue that I’d be surprised if he had no interest in following up the original franchise. That being said, it was a topic earlier on in the show (but they were a solid 10-plus minutes removed from that conversation).
What do you think of these options? Are either good for DeKnight to latch onto? Let us know your thoughts down below!