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Peter Berg - "Lone Survivor"
Pros: Berg is known for directing the original "Friday Night Lights" film and co-creating the follow-up and critically acclaimed TV series. He's also been a working actor for 20 years. "Lone Survivor" is a passion project Berg convinced Universal to finance in exchange for directing "Battleship."
Cons: Speaking of "Battleship," last year's not-so-big blockbuster was the butt of jokes even before it bombed in theaters. Unless "Lone Survivor" is a knockout it may be hard to wipe the stench off his name so soon.