April 30, 2012 7:19pm PT by Borys Kit
'Chronicle,' 'Contraband' Directors Sign with Management 360 (Exclusive)
Chronicle director Josh Trank and Contraband director Baltasar Kormakur have signed with Management 360.
Both filmmakers are repped by WME and both helmed surprise box-office hits earlier this year.
Trank made his directorial debut with Chronicle, a found-footage movie about three teens who discover super powers. The Fox release grossed more than $64 million domestically when it opened February 3. The movie has proven to be a launching pad for Trank, who now has several projects set up around town.
Kormakur directed the Icelandic thriller Jar City before making his English-language debut with Contraband, the Mark Wahlberg thriller that grossed $66 million domestically for Universal when it opened January 13. He is now in pre-production on 2 Guns, an adaptation of a Boom! Comic book mini-series that has Wahlberg and Denzel Washington attached to star.
The signings, combined with 360 picking up The Raid director Gareth Evans last fall, is positioning the company as a major player for directors who start with low and modest-budgeted pics before moving on to larger-scale movies.