SXSW Alumni: Bryan Singer’s Start in Austin

We've already looked at Trey Parker and Matt Stone's SXSW debut, as well as Lena Dunham's. Now we turn our attention to one of the most prolific director's working today. The first edition of SXSW’s film festival hosted the regional premiere of Public Access, the debut feature by Bryan Singer and his screenwriting partner Christopher McQuarrie. Their follow-up, The Usual Suspects, was their breakthrough—-Singer would go on to direct four X-Men movies, Superman Returns, and Jack the Giant Slayer, and found Bad Hat Harry Productions, producers of the television show House.

Singer's next film is the biggest X-Men film to date; X-Men: Apocalypseyet the busy writer/director is hardly slowing down—he's already at work on adapting Jules Vernes' classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Fox.

Featured image: Theatrical poster for X-Men: Apocalypse. Courtesy 20th Century Fox


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