Eric Heisserer

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Eric Heisserer
Born 1970 (age 43–44)
United States
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Christine Boylan (m. 2010)

Eric Heisserer is an American film director and screenwriter.

Career[edit]

Heisserer's professional screenwriting career was launched with the sale of The Dionaea House to Warner Bros. in 2005,[1] based on an online epistolary story of the same name that he wrote in October 2004.[2] He then developed an original television pilot for Paramount Pictures and CBS, and wrote feature projects for Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Warner Bros..[3] In 2007, he sold a pitch to Regency Enterprises and Fox called Inhuman, a supernatural thriller set in Tokyo that combines live action and anime sequences.[citation needed]

In December 2008, Heisserer was hired to re-envision and rewrite the script for the franchise reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, produced by Platinum Dunes.[4] An early draft had been written by Wesley Strick. The script went on to land director Samuel Bayer, actor Jackie Earle Haley, and began filming in May 2009.[5]

He rewrote the prequel to director John Carpenter's 1982 remake The Thing.[6] In April 2010, Heisserer signed on to write Final Destination 5,[7] the fifth film of the horror film franchise.

In 2013, Heisserer will make his directorial debut with the film Hours, starring Paul Walker.[8]

In July 2013 Heisserer is set to write the script for the upcoming thriller book Bird Box by Josh Malerman.[9] Universal Pictures acquired the rights in February 2013 and now set the Eric for script and Andy Muschietti to direct the film.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2010, Heisserer has been married to television producer/writer Christine Boylan. His previous marriage ended in divorce.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Writer
2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 film) No Yes (with Wesley Strick)
2011 Final Destination 5 No Yes
2013 Hours Yes Yes

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