- Joel Schumacher has been claimed by cancer
- He died Monday in New York
- He is known for directing the classic for teenagers ‘Lost Boys’
Joel Schumacher, the director of two flamboyant Batman classic teen movies and worship The lost boys, died of cancer at the age of 80.
The maverick who started as a costume designer before rising to the top ranks of Hollywood directors has died in New York, ID-PR journalists said in a statement to AFP.
Schumacher “died peacefully of cancer this morning after a year-long battle. He will be remembered by his friends and colleagues,” the statement said.
The director is best known to a wider audience for the division Batman Forever (1995) and Batman and Robin (1997).
Schumacher had taken over the management of Tim Burton’s lucrative comic book franchise, and his first effort with Val Kilmer worked well at the box office.
But the two films, remarkable for their camp and their colorful style, were attacked by many critics and fans, who particularly criticized the nipples that Schumacher added to the Batman costume.
In an interview in 2017, Schumacher told Vice that he wanted to “apologize to all the disappointed fans” by Batman & Robin, adding that he felt “like I killed a baby”.
The big screen franchise of the caped crusader was then reinvigorated by the film by Christopher Nolan in 2005 Batman begins.
Schumacher started as a Hollywood costume designer in the 1970s, working on films including Woody Allen Sleeper (1973) and Interiors (1978).
Brat Pack with the drama of the majority Fire of St Elmo (1985) is Schumacher’s first success as a director.
He followed up with a teenage vampire movie The lost boys (1987) and science fiction Flatliners (1990) before directing the Batman titles for Warner Bros.
Schumacher is recognized for helping to launch several young A-list careers, including Matthew McConaughey in 1996 A time to kill and Colin Farrell in Tigerland (2000) and Telephone booth (2003).
Before his career in Hollywood, he attended an art school and worked as a window designer for a women’s accessories store in New York.
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