Pierre Morel

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Pierre Morel
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Morel at the preview showing of Taken in Paris, 27 February 2008
Born (1964-05-12) 12 May 1964 (age 54)
France
Occupation Film director, cinematographer
Years active 2002–present
Notable work District 13
Taken
From Paris with Love

Pierre Morel (born 12 May 1964) is a French film director and cinematographer. His work include District 13, From Paris with Love and Taken.

Career[edit]

After spending his formative years in cinema school, Morel debuted in 2000 as camera operator with the first Richard Berry's film L'Art (délicat) de la séduction.

The following year, he began a career as cinematographer, working with such directors as Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen, Nancy Meyers, Alek Keshishian, Luc Besson and Phillip Atwell. At the same time, he directed his first film District 13 in 2004, followed by Taken in 2008 and From Paris with Love, in 2010.

Morel was attached to Paramount's planned remake of Frank Herbert's Dune[1] but left the project before it was cancelled.[2] In 2015, he directed the action film The Gunman, starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Cinematographer Other
Race for Glory 1989 Yes 2nd assistant cameraman [4]
Revenge of the Musketeers 1994 Yes Steadycam operator [5]
Un indien dans la ville 1994 Yes Steadycam operator [6]
L'Art (délicat) de la séduction 2001 Yes Cameraman [7]
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra 2002 Yes Steadycam operator [8]
The Transporter 2002 Yes Yes Cameraman, steadycam operator [9]
The Truth About Charlie 2002 Yes Cameraman [10][11]
I, Cesar 2003 Yes Cameraman [12]
Something's Gotta Give 2003 Yes Second unit cinematographer [13][14]
L'Américain 2004 Yes Yes Cameraman, steadycam operator [15]
District 13 2004 Yes [16]
Unleashed 2005 Yes [17]
Love and Other Disasters 2006 Yes [18][19]
Taxi 4 2007 Yes [20]
War 2007 Yes [21]
Taken 2008 Yes [22]
From Paris with Love 2010 Yes [23]
The Gunman 2015 Yes [24]
Overdrive 2017 Yes Producer [25]
Peppermint 2018 Yes [26]
Television
  • Zero Hour (2013) - director, executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pierre Morel Takes Over Directing Duties on Dune". 4 January 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Anders, Charlie Jane. "Another director quits Dune, as time runs out on for the project". Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Idris Elba Eyes Pierre Morel's 'The Gunman'". vibe.com. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Race for Glory (1989)". American Film Institute. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "La Fille de d'Artagnan (1993) Bertrand Tavernier". Bifi.fr (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Un Indien dans la ville (1994)". Bifi.fr (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "L'Art (délicat) de la séduction (2000)". Bifi.fr (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  8. ^ "Astérix et Obélix : Mission Cléopâtre (2001)". Bifi.fr (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  9. ^ "Le Transporteur (2002)". Bifi.fr (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  10. ^ "The Truth About Charlie (2002)". Bifi.fr (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "The Truth About Charlie". American Film Institute. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "Moi, César, 10 ans 1/2, 1 m 39 (2002)". Bifi.fr (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "Something's Gotta Give". American Film Institute. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  14. ^ Goldstien, Patrick (20 February 2009). "For Pierre Morel, revenge thrillers are sweet". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "L'American" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  16. ^ "B 13 - Banlieue 13" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  17. ^ "Danny the Dog" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  18. ^ "Love and Other Disasters" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  19. ^ "Toronto festival 'ratchets up acquisition frenzy'". Screen Daily. 7 August 2006. 
  20. ^ "Taxi 4" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  21. ^ "War" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  22. ^ "Taken" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  23. ^ "From Paris with Love" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  24. ^ "The Gunman" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  25. ^ "Overdrive" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  26. ^ Kit, Borys. "'Taken' Director Tackling Female Action Movie for Lakeshore". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 

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