1. Alfonso Cuaron
Why him? We know, we know… We pimp him out whenever there’s an open directing assignment. But there’s a reason: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban was great and Children Of Men amazing.
He’s experienced stepping into huge blockbuster franchise and not screwing it up. And he might find a way to make the characters’ stories more engaging than the bland Keira/Orlando guff of the last two.
Why not him? We’re not sure he’d actually want to take on another big studio job, since he seems to be sticking to smaller scale work these days. And his development schedule is awfully busy, to boot.
Sample Jerry Bruckheimer note: “Alfonso!! I don’t care that you didn’t put one into Potter, I saw Children Of Men and I want that tracking shot! Get me a 19-minute Steadicam moment into this movie or you’re canned!”