Member of the unofficial "Splat Pack," a term coined by film historian Alan Jones in Total Film magazine for the modern wave of directors making brutally violent horror films. The other "Splat Pack" members are Alexandre Aja, Darren Lynn Bousman, Greg McLean, Eli Roth, James Wan, Leigh Whannell & Rob Zombie.
Was rumored to helm Predators (2010).
Was set to direct Drive (2011), but was replaced by Nicolas Winding Refn.
Was at one point on the shortlist for the job to helm Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), along with Mike White and Jeffrey Blitz.