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 ]
Los Alamos, New Mexico, Goddard started his career as a staff writer for and Buffy the Vampire Slayer , receiving a Angel Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation for the former. In 2005, he joined J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot team, where he wrote for both and Alias , winning—along with the Lost Lost writing staff—the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series. In 2006, during its third season, Goddard became the co-executive producer of [1 ] Lost.
Goddard wrote his first feature in 2008,
, directed by Cloverfield Matt Reeves and produced by J.J. Abrams. Cloverfield made $168 million on a $25 million budget. named it the fifth best film of 2008, and the film then went on to win the year's Empire Saturn Award for " Best Science Fiction Film".
Next came Goddard's directorial debut,
, which he co-wrote with The Cabin in the Woods 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 starring World War Z 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
to direct for 20th Century Fox. The Martian [2 ]
In December 2013,
Marvel officially announced that Goddard will be the executive producer and showrunner for a TV series that will be produced by Daredevil Marvel Television and broadcast on Netflix in 2015, while Sony Pictures also announced that Goddard will be writing and possibly directing a [3 ] Sinister Six film. [4 ]
Episodes written [ edit ]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [ edit ]
Filmography [ edit ]
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Comics written [ edit ]
( Tales of the Vampires Dark Horse Comics, collected in trade paperback, Tales of the Vampires, 144 pages, December 2004, ISBN 1569717494, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales, 288 pages, January 2011, ISBN 1595826440):
"The Problem With Vampires" (with artist
Paul Lee, in Tales of the Vampires #1, Dark Horse Comics, December 2003) "Antique" (with artist
Ben Stenbeck, in Tales of the Vampires #3, Dark Horse Comics, February 2004)
#12–15: " Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Wolves at the Gate" (with pencils by Georges Jeanty and inks by Andy Owens, Dark Horse Comics, March-June 2008, tpb, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8, Volume 3: Wolves at the Gate, 136 pages, November 2008, ISBN 1595821651)
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