New York City, New York
Spouse(s) Johanna Watts
Jon Spaihts is an American screenwriter and author.
As a screenwriter Spaihts became known in the film industry as a "go-to-guy for space thrillers" when his
science fiction romance Passengers was included on the 2007 of unproduced high-value screenplays. Black List [2 ] Keanu Reeves had hired Spaihts to write the film after originally becoming attached to Spaihts' now abandoned science fiction script Shadow 19. After Reeves agreed to produce and star in [3 ] Passengers, Spaihts was commissioned by [4 ] Scott Free to write the next installments in the , two Alien saga prequel films to be directed by Ridley Scott, which eventually turned into the more autonomous story after being significantly re-written by Hollywood screenwriter Prometheus Damon Lindelof [5 ]
New Regency Spaihts wrote the screenplay to the alien invasion thriller , based on a story by The Darkest Hour Leslie Bohem and M.T. Ahern. Spaihts worked on a film version of [6 ] for St. George and the Dragon Sony Pictures, and originated a Disney film project called Children of Mars. In 2012 he entered a two-picture deal at Jerry Bruckheimer Films to adapt Ashley Wood's graphic novel World War Robot and write a space adventure film based on his own original [7 ] pitch. Spaihts was also commissioned to write the [8 ] reboot of franchise for The Mummy Universal to be produced by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Sean Daniel. [9 ]
In 2013 Spaihts began work on the story for the
remake by Black Hole Walt Disney Studios. The rights to his early science-fiction screenplay [10 ] Passengers were sold to the Weinstein Company, with Keanu Reeves and Reese Witherspoon set to star and director Game of Thrones Brian Kirk at the helm. In 2014, Spaihts will be writing the script for the live action [11 ] film for Doctor Strange Marvel Studios. [12 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Jon Spaihts was born in
New York. His father Jim Spaihts is an electronics engineer, and his mother Jean a computer programmer. Spaihts is an alumnus of [13 ] Princeton University and has written several books for [14 ] . The Princeton Review Spaihts lives and works in [15 ] Venice, California, and is married to actress Johanna Watts. [14 ] He is also a photographer. [16 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Jonathan Spaihts. Linked Authority File. OCLC/ Library of Congress.
^ Leonard F (ed.). 2007. , s.v. " 2007 Black List Passengers by Jon Spaihts". 5. Cf. Halbfinger DM. 2007. "Tomorrow’s Oscar Hopefuls Today". The New York Times (2007-12-08).
^ Fleming M. 2009. ". Alien prequel takes off" Variety (2009-07-30).
^ Sciretta P. 2007. "The Hottest Unproduced Screenplays of 2007". Slashfilm (2007-12-09).
^ Aspin, M. 2012. "Read The Original Alien-Style Prometheus Script".. What Culture (2012-11-13).
^ Siegel T. 2010. "Hirsch signs on for . The Darkest Hour" Variety (2010-04-10).
^ Radish, Christina (2012-04-09), "Screenwriter Jon Spaihts Talks , Prometheus, World War Robot, Children of Mars, George and the Dragon, and More" Collider, archived from the original on 2012-04-10 , retrieved 2012-04-10 .
^ Chitwoold, Adam (2012-02-11), "Jerry Bruckheimer to Produce Space Adventure Film", Collider, archived from the original on 2012-05-02 , retrieved 2012-04-02 .
^ Goldberg, Matt (2012-04-04), ", Prometheus Co-Writer Jon Spaihts to Reboot The Mummy Franchise" Collider, archived from the original on 2012-05-02 , retrieved 2012-04-10 ; Universal Studios press release in: (2012-05-01), "Universal Signs Kurtzman and Orci; Pair Takes On , The Mummy and Van Helsing" Deadline, archived from the original on 2012-05-02 , retrieved 2012-05-01 .
^ Baxter, Joseph (April 5, 2013). ". TheFeed. The Black Hole Remake Lands Prometheus Writer"
^ Brzeski, Patrick (2013-05-21), "Cannes: Weinstein Co. Picks Up Reeves-Witherspoon Space Romance , Passengers" The Hollywood Reporter, archived from the original on 2013-06-23 , retrieved 2013-06-23 .
^ Fleming, Jr, Mike (June 18, 2014). "Marvel Setting Jon Spaihts To Script ‘Doctor Strange’". Deadline . Retrieved . June 18, 2014
^ Olson, Pamry (2012-05-01), ", Prometheus Screenwriter: Humans Will Never Reach Another Star, And Other Sobering Views On The Future" Forbes: 2, archived from the original on 2012-05-02 , retrieved 2012-05-02 .
^ a b Cf. Spaihts' profile on Facebook.
^ E.g. Spaihts J. 1997. Student advantage guide to the best graduate programs: humanities and social sciences. New York: Random House (The Princeton Review Series). ISBN 978-0-679-76911-8; cf. also WorldCat entries of Spaihts' publications . below
^ Cf. Watts' profile on Facebook; see also Johanna Watts at the Internet Movie Database.
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