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_ Mark Romanek: He’s just such an amazing visual stylist, I’d love to see what he’d do with this kind of well-established material. He made his name as a music video director, including the super-expensive space-age video for Michael Jackson’s “Scream.” But the couple of features he’s made _ “One Hour Photo” and “Never Let Me Go” _ were so gorgeous and had such a signature look, I’d be curious to see what he could do with a bigger toy box.

_ Kathryn Bigelow: She’s just a bad-ass, a pioneering female action director. She proved she had a way with big, splashy set pieces two decades ago with “Point Break” and became the first woman to win the best-director Oscar for “The Hurt Locker.” I’d love to see this male-centric universe from a female perspective.

_ Guillermo del Toro: This is my dream “Star Wars” director. Of course, it will never happen. The ingenious maker of “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the “Hellboy” movies has a visual style that’s so wonderfully weird and inspired, it would never be allowed in such a structured setting. But it would be wondrous to watch.

_ Ben Affleck: Probably not the first name you would have thought of a month ago. But “Argo” proved that Affleck is a major filmmaker, and showed he could step deftly from the intimate drama of “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town” into much a larger and more complicated project. Plus it would allow him to redeem himself with fanboys following the debacle of “Daredevil.”


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