Station Eleven

If you’re the type of person who pays attention to the people who direct your favorite TV shows (and if you’re reading a site like /Film, let’s assume you probably are), you’ve likely seen two names pop up again and again over the past few years: Michelle MacLaren and Hiro Murai. Both have amassed impressive resumes with credits on some of the biggest and best shows in the world and become mainstays on lists of directors who should tackle the world’s next big-budget franchise movies – but both of them have primarily stuck to the TV realm thus far in their careers.

That streak appears to be continuing, because they’ve each lined up a new show to work on: MacLaren is directing something called Coyote, and Murai will be helming an adaptation of author Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. Read on to learn about each of these shows and where you can eventually watch them.
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Guava Island

Update: Running time and plot details have been added to the end of this piece.

Last summer, rumors spread that actor/musicians Donald Glover (Community, Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Rihanna (Ocean’s Eight, Battleship) were secretly shooting a movie in Cuba. Now we have our first official look at that film, which is called Guava Island and – surprise! – debuts this weekend on Amazon Prime Video. Watch the first teaser and find out more below. Read More »

Man Alive

After all the buzz and excitement around the FX series Atlanta and the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino video “This Is America”, it was a foregone conclusion that Hollywood would come calling for director Hiro Murai. Now, word comes that Murai is in talks to make his feature debut with the sci-fi thriller Man Alive.

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