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Detention director Joseph Kahn explains why genres need to die

Veteran music video director Joseph Kahn has created a film that challenges the limits of genre, to a degree that will make your head spin. But Detention isn't just aimed at randomly being meta or ironic, Kahn tells io9 — rather, he's hoping to reflect the reality of youth culture in the age of Twitter and Youtube. » 4/13/12 1:14pm 4/13/12 1:14pm

Scifi comedy Detention is like Community on bug juice

Imagine an unholy mashup of Heathers, Back to the Future, Donnie Darko, a Lady Gaga music video, Saw 4, and Thomas Pyncheon's postmodern novel The Crying of Lot 49. Then add in the fast-patter, pop-reference humor of Community. Now you are beginning to understand only one tiny part of the pleasing madness that drives… » 4/13/12 12:31pm 4/13/12 12:31pm

Storyboards make the abandoned Neuromancer movie look like a…

People have been trying to make a movie of William Gibson's Neuromancer since the mid-1980s, and now Splice/Cube director Vincenzo Natali is trying to make it happen. But for a few years, Joseph Kahn, the director of tons of music videos plus Torque and Detention, was hard at work on a Neuromancer film. » 11/18/11 6:40am 11/18/11 6:40am

Two Gibson Adaptations, But Only One Peter Weir Movie

Hayden "Anakin" Christensen will star in a movie adaptation of William Gibson's classic novel Neuromancer, directed by Joseph Kahn. So far, Kahn's only credits are the low-budget biker movie Torque, and some Britney Spears music videos. (Torque does feature lots of spooky flickering neon lights, which is a start.) The… » 1/07/08 10:00am 1/07/08 10:00am