Daniel Espinosa (b. 1977) is one of the top directors in the world and the most commercially successful Swedish director of all time. With several major Hollywood productions under his belt, Espinosa has time and again showcased an ability to excel no matter what the genre, effortlessly moving between drama and thriller to action and sci-fi.
Espinosa’s breakthrough as a director came in 2010, when Easy Money, one of the most successful Swedish films ever made, premiered and instantly became a box office hit. Going on to receive massive international acclaim, the film paved the way for Espinosa’s first American feature film, Safe House (2012), starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. It too was a great success, topping the U.S. box office for two weeks and grossing over $200 million worldwide, a record among Swedish directors.
In 2017, Espinosa’s highly anticipated sci-fi film Life was released, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. Life was recognized for its realistic depiction of life on a space station, and for its terrifying extraterrestrial antagonist.
Next, Daniel Espinosa is set to direct Morbius, Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff, with Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto signed on to star in the feature.
|Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (Best Science Fiction Film) US – Life||2018|
|Palm Springs International Film Festival (Directors to Watch) US – Snabba Cash||2011|
|Guldbagge Awards Nominee (Audience Award) Sweden – Snabba Cash||2010|
|Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival (Prize of the Ecumenical Jury) Germany – Uden for kærligheden||2007|
|Warsaw International Film Festival Nominee (Warsaw Award) Poland – Uden for kærligheden||2007|
|Brussels European Film Festival Nominee (Golden Iris) Belgium – Babylonsjukan||2005|
|Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Sleepwalkers Jury Prize) Estonia – Bokseren||2003|
|Child 44 |
|Safe House |
|Snabba Cash Easy Money|
|Den fördömde Sebastian Bergman|
|Uden for kærligheden Outside Love|
|Babylonsjukan Babylon Disease|
|Bokseren The Fighter|
Daniel Espinosa is set to direct Morbius, Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff, with Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto signed on to star in the feature. The project is based on the Spidey antihero Morbius the Living Vampire, a former biochemist who in an attempt to cure a fatal blood disease injected himself with a treatment serum derived from bats and thus became Morbius.
The film was penned by the team of Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, the duo who created Netflix’s Lost in Space remake.
Sony has not dated the film, but the movie will likely be slated soon as production is expected to start sometime this year.
Espinosa has strong ties to Sony after directing the sci-fi thriller Life starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, and is also developing the Afghanistan War pic Red Platoon for the studio.
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Daniel Espinosa is one of the top directors in the world and the most commercially successful Swedish director of all time. With several major Hollywood productions under his belt, Espinosa has time and again showcased an ability to excel no matter what the genre, effortlessly moving between drama and thriller to action and sci-fi. Watch this space for news about Espinosa’s exciting upcoming projects.
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