Most of the best filmmakers got their starts when another, more experienced, filmmaker took them under their wing. Famous examples include Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth (who was also mentored to a lesser extent by David Lynch), Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp, Roger Corman and everyone and next up, Shane Abbess has Alex Proyas.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Proyas will produce and “godfather” a film called Future Perfect which Abbess, an Australian director who almost did Source Code, will direct. Future Perfect focuses on an older man and younger girl, both genetically enhanced assassins, who are forced to go on the run. Think Hanna and The Professional meets Paper Moon. Read more after the break. Read More »

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Briefly: Screenwriter Ben Ripley had a couple of credits on DTV Species sequels in the mid-’00s, but with Source Code about to hit theaters he’s got his first really major script out in front of audiences. The film is earning some solid reviews at SXSW, so it is no surprise to see some of Ben Ripley’s other work getting put into development.

Australian director Shane Abbess is now set to direct his script 7th Day, a sci-fi thriller, which is based on a story that the two men created together. Read More »

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