The first film was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and hit right about the time that 30-somethings now would've enjoyed the shit out of it. Anderson did a solid job and ended up launching a career off the back of it with the underrated Event Horizon his follow-up film. He's worked pretty consistently ever since
Word now comes via Variety that Australian commercials helmer Simon McQuoid is in talks to direct a new film that will be produced by the extremely prolific Aussie director, James Wan (Fast and Furious 7, The Conjuring, Insidious, Saw). This is only a good thing and shows that New Line is serious about making this film and doing it right. Wan was attached a while back, but took his time finding the right director for the project.
McQuoid has directed promos for Playstation, HP, Range Rover and Beats by Dre. We found some of his work below.