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

First trailer from Joseph Kahn's Detention shows off the new…

The director behind our favorite Lady Gaga and Britney Spears music videos has finally released the trailer to his insane time-traveling, spaceship-flying slasher flick Detention. Watch as the serial killer "Cinderhella" thins out the High School herd. » 3/02/11 12:00pm 3/02/11 12:00pm

First Look at the Poster for the Movie Version of Neuromancer

We've all been dubious about the idea that anybody could make William Gibson's classic cyberpunk novel Neuromancer » 8/01/08 7:00am 8/01/08 7:00am into a movie, but this poster gives me hope. I love the abstract, steampunk-meets-dada look of it. Maybe director Joseph Kahn will give us an extraordinary new vision of the book, which captures both its…

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