'Chronicle,' 'Contraband' Directors Sign with Management 360 (Exclusive)

Josh Trank and Baltasar Kormakur are both behind surprise 2012 box-office hits

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.