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Best Known For: "Monster's Ball," "Quantum of Solace"
Pro: He's a shooter with a good eye and a sense of style. From Bond to "The Kite Runner" and "Finding Neverland," he's jumped between awards season players and action flicks with "some" aplomb.
Con: His Paramount Pictures tentpole "World War Z" just moved off a prime Christmas release date to summer 2013 with rumors flying the picture doesn't work. He might be to busy working reshoots and in the editing room to take on "Fire" so quickly.
- Gregory Ellwood