Adam Berg to Make Feature Directorial Debut with Deadpool?
Apparently scheduling conflicts might prevent Robert Rodriguez from directing the big screen adaptation of Marvel comics' anti-hero Deadpool. While you might expect another big name director to fill the void left by Rodriguez, apparently an unlikely name has surfaced as a potential candidate. Though he's never directed a feature length film, 24 Frames says Swedish commercials and video director Adam Berg is their current top choice. Apparently the producers and Ryan Reynolds were impressed enough by Berg's style and resume to make him a top contender. Though you may not know Berg by name yet, you should recognize his work.
The filmmaker garnered plenty of acclaim and fame on the Internet when his stylistic short Carousel (made for a Philips TV contest) won the Cannes Lions International Advertising prize. The simultaneously simple and yet complicated short uses a seemingly seamless single-shot freeze frame following one single moment of a bank heist that gives us action, stunning visuals and a twisted story in just over two minutes. The short itself is reason enough to get excited about this guy stepping up to direct Deadpool, so I'll just let the man's work (embedded below) speak for itself. You think this guy has what it takes to get Deadpool right?