His movies include the Beatles film Backbeat (1994), Hackers (1995), The Wings of the Dove (1997), K-PAX (2001), and The Skeleton Key (2005). Softley will next direct Inkheart (2008), which is based on the book of the same name, and has been developing an adaptation of Stephen Gallagher's novel The Boat House for Dimension Films, set in the English Lake District. He previously attempted to film the book in 1999, with Milla Jovovich in the lead role of a haunted and driven Russian emigre.
'Shanghai' reteams 'Dove' operatives.(Iain Softley to direct and Hossein Amini to script motion picture)(Brief Article)
Apr 15, 2002; LONDON -- Iain Softley is set to direct "Shanghai," an epic WWII drama scripted by Hossein Amini, for Miramax Films. Pic, set to...