Drew Goddard

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Drew Goddard
Drew Goddard at Cabin in the Woods Screening.png
Goddard in 2012 at a The Cabin in the Woods screening.
Born Andrew Goddard
(1975-02-26) February 26, 1975 (age 39)
Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.
Occupation Screenwriter, film director, Producer
Notable awards Writers Guild of America Award
2006 Lost

Drew Goddard (born February 26, 1975) is an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer. He made his feature film directorial debut with the 2012 dark comedy horror-thriller, The Cabin in the Woods.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Goddard started his career as a staff writer for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, receiving a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation for the former. In 2005, he joined J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot team, where he wrote for both Alias and Lost, winning—along with the Lost writing staff—the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series.[1] In 2006, during its third season, Goddard became the co-executive producer of Lost.

Goddard wrote his first feature in 2008, Cloverfield, directed by Matt Reeves and produced by J.J. Abrams. Cloverfield made $168 million on a $25 million budget. Empire named it the fifth best film of 2008, and the film then went on to win the year's Saturn Award for "Best Science Fiction Film".

Next came Goddard's directorial debut, The Cabin in the Woods, which he co-wrote with Joss Whedon. The Cabin in the Woods was featured on Metacritic's best films of 2012 list, in addition to earning a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film would eventually go on to win the year's Saturn Award for "Best Horror or Thriller Film", as well as garnering Goddard Saturn's "Filmmaker Showcase Award".

In 2013, Goddard—in addition to Matthew Michael Carnahan and Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof—wrote the screenplay for the film World War Z starring Brad Pitt and directed by Marc Forster. The film has grossed $540 million on a $190 million budget. As a result, in June 2013, Paramount announced that it was moving ahead with a sequel.

Goddard is currently adapting Andy Weir's debut novel The Martian to direct for 20th Century Fox.[2]

In December 2013, Marvel officially announced that Goddard will be the executive producer and showrunner for a Daredevil TV series that will be produced by Marvel Television and broadcast on Netflix in 2015,[3] while Sony Pictures also announced that Goddard will be writing and directing a Sinister Six film.[4][5] In May 2014, Goddard withdrew from showrunning duties on the Daredevil show.[6] Drew has been rumored to direct and write the Spider-man reboot for the MCU.

Episodes written[edit]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer[edit]

Angel[edit]

Alias[edit]

Lost[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Director Writer
2008 Cloverfield No Yes
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Yes Yes
2013 World War Z No Yes
2015 The Martian No Yes
2016 The Sinister Six Yes Yes

Television[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Notes
2015 Daredevil Yes Yes Executive Producer

Comics written[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners Announced for 2006 Writers Guild Awards". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  2. ^ Jeff Sneider (May 15, 2013). "Drew Goddard in Negotiations to Write and Direct The Martian for Fox (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Drew Goddard Joins Daredevil on Netflix". Marvel. December 6, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Sony Sets Spider-Man Spinoffs ‘Venom,’ ‘Sinister Six’ With New “Franchise Brain Trust”
  5. ^ "Spider-Man Spinoff 'Sinister Six' Names Director". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 24, 2014). "Marvel's Netflix Drama 'Daredevil' Taps New Showrunner (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 

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Preceded by
Joss Whedon
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight writer
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Jane Espenson