Drew Pearce

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Drew Pearce
Born (1975-08-24) 24 August 1975 (age 39)
Occupation Writer, producer, director

Drew Pearce (born 24 August 1975) is a British film and television writer and producer. He is best known for co-writing the script to Iron Man 3.

Life and career[edit]

Drew is best known as creator of No Heroics, the well received[1] British TV comedy about off-duty superheroes for ITV2, and for co-writing Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey, Jr..[2]

Early career[edit]

Between 2000 and 2004, Pearce was the lead singer and guitarist in the London alt-country band Woodchuck, among various other music projects.[3]

He also produced a number of British television shows before transitioning into writing and directing. His previous work as a writer, producer or director includes "The Musical Storytellers Ginger and Black"[4] for E4 and High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman for BBC Three.

No Heroics[edit]

In 2007, Pearce created No Heroics, a sitcom about unsuccessful British superheroes, following their R-rated off-duty exploits and their lives in hero-only pub The Fortress. The full series was shot in 2008, and released in October of that year. The show was nominated for a British Comedy Award, which led Pearce to shoot a U.S. pilot in the spring of 2009, for the ABC Network. The network declined to pick the pilot up to full series.[5]

Recent career[edit]

In 2010, Pearce made the move to the American film scene[clarification needed] when Marvel hired him to adapt Runaways for the big screen[6] based on the comic book by Brian K.Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. The movie remains in development.

Staying in the Marvel family, it was then announced on 31 March 2011,[7] that he would co-write Iron Man 3 with director Shane Black. The Hollywood Reporter released in July 2011 that Pearce would also pen Paramount’s adaption of the DC comics title The Mighty.[8]

After finishing Iron Man 3, Pearce completed an uncredited rewrite on Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi action thriller Pacific Rim,[9] before being commissioned to write the script for a third film in the Sherlock Holmes film series starring Robert Downey, Jr. in October 2011.[10]

Pearce has also sold, penned and will be the executive producer for the original screenplay Secretary’s Day, with Will Gluck attached to direct, for Sony Pictures.[11] In November 2012 it was announced that he would co-write and co-produce with Jason Segel an untitled comedy based on the 2011 documentary The Other F Word for 20th Century Fox.[12] In 2012, he was nominated as "One To Watch" by industry blog Indiewire.[13]

In October 2012, Pearce was tapped to polish the script for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla reboot.[14]

In May 2013 it was reported that Pearce would be writing the screenplay for the Mission: Impossible 5, and as of January 2014 he continues to appear as the sole writer for that film.[15][16]


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