Marvel has zeroed in on a feature film director to helm the first two episodes of their upcoming Inhumans TV series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dutch director Roel Reine -- who has made a career of mostly directing B movies such as The Marine 2, Death Race 2, The Scorpion King 3, The Man With the Iron Fists 2, The Condemned 2 and Hard Target 2 -- will sit in the director's chair for the first two IMAX episodes of Marvel's super-ambitious series.
If you guys are a tad worried about the B-movie thing, you should know that Reine won a Dutch Best Director award (an equivalent of the Oscars) for his first feature film, The Delivery (1999). In 2015, his seafaring war movie Admiral became the only Dutch film to feature in the Netherlands' Top 10 movies, and dude landed his first-ever U.S. TV series gig by directing an upcoming episode for the final season of Starz’s awesome pirate series, Black Sails (that episode airs on Feb. 11).
An eight-episode limited series, Marvel's The Inhumans will "explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family," marking the first time we'll get to see live-action versions of Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak, Triton and Lockjaw. If that wasn't exciting enough for you guys, just know that some of the action will take place on the moon.
A first-time and ambitious co-production between Marvel, ABC and IMAX, the first two episodes (which will be filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras) will open in more than a thousand IMAX theaters over the Labor Day weekend before premiering on Sept. 26 on ABC with exclusive TV content.
Dexter and Iron Fist showrunner Scott Buck will spearhead the series, which won't be replacing the planned Inhumans feature film (we just don't know when that movie will be made yet) and is also not a spinoff of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
What do you think of Marvel's choice of director Roel Reine to helm the two IMAX episodes of The Inhumans?