Stephen Norrington (born 1964) is a British film director and special effects artist whose credits include Death Machine and the comic book adaptations Blade and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Norrington first worked in film as a special effects artist, doing so for several years, which included work on the films Aliens and Split Second. His debut as a director was in the 1994 movie Death Machine. But it was directing Blade in 1998 that gained him international status as the film became a box office hit. Despite the film's success, Norrington turned down directing the sequel. The most recent film he directed was League of Extraordinary Gentlemen during which he had such a hard time with Sean Connery, the film's star, that he announced he would never direct another film again. He would later change his mind.
Norrington was originally attached to Dimension Films's Ghost Rider before the project was acquired by Columbia Pictures. Norrington was at one point attached to direct Freddy vs. Jason before Ronny Yu was chosen. Norrington was also originally set to direct a remake of the 1981 fantasy film Clash of the Titans, before the position went to Louis Leterrier, director of The Incredible Hulk.
In 2008 it was announced that Norrington would direct a reboot of the The Crow franchise. In 2010 it was reported that Norrington will direct and write the supernatural action thriller The Lost Patrol which is distributed by Legendary Pictures.
- Death Machine (1994)
- Blade (1998)
- The Last Minute (2001)
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
- Kit, Borys (13 October 2010). "Stephen Norrington finds 'Lost Patrol'". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "WWII Backdrop, Monsters and 'The Lost Patrol'". BloodyDisgusting.
- "The Crow To Fly Again: LXG's Norrington to write, direct". Empire Online. 15 December 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2009.
- "'The Crow' Redo Flying Back to Detroit?". BloodyDisgusting.
- "Stephen Norrington to Helm The Lost Patrol - WWII Plus Monsters!". DreadCentral.
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