Patrick Lussier

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Patrick Lussier
Born 1964 (age 50–51)
Occupation Film editor, writer,
and director

Patrick Lussier (born 1964) is a Canadian film screenwriter, editor and director.


Lussier has worked as a film editor on most of Wes Craven's latter films, including Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Vampire in Brooklyn, Scream and Red Eye and has directed films including Dracula 2000, The Prophecy 3: The Ascent and White Noise 2: The Light. He then edited and acted as a visual consultant on the Lionsgate Films remake The Eye starring Jessica Alba. Lussier has also been credited as a visual consultant on Whisper and Darkness Falls amongst other films.

In 1994 Lussier was nominated at the Annual Gemini Awards for Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series for Adrift and in 1995 he was nominated for Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series for Heads.

In 1996 he edited the Doctor Who TV film and was praised by that film's producer for the extreme speed at which he was able to edit.

Lussier has been announced as director of the film Condition Dead and the adaptation of Michael Slade's Headhunter, produced by Brightlight Pictures and adapted by Wil Zmak. He directed the 2009 3D remake of My Bloody Valentine for Lionsgate Films, written by Zane Smith and Todd Farmer.[1] On September 19, 2009, Lussier signed on to write and direct Halloween III,[2] the third reboot of the Halloween franchise, originally scheduled for 2011 but later delayed.[3] In 2010, Lussier directed Drive Angry,[4] released on February 25, 2011.[5] He co-wrote the screenplay with his previous collaborator Todd Farmer, of My Bloody Valentine 3D[6] and the film starred Nicolas Cage,[7] Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, and David Morse.[8] Halloween 3-D was stopped and Lussier focused on Drive Angry.[9] Lussier is in talks to direct the vampire thriller In Darkness.[10] In January 2011 he was selected as one of the top ten filmmakers to watch.[11] As of 2013, Lussier and his writing partner, Laeta Kalogridis, have signed on to write the latest film in the Terminator series for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions titled Terminator Genisys.[12]

Lussier and Kalogridis served as consultants for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Personal life[edit]

Lussier is divorced.[citation needed] His son Devin Lussier has followed in his father's footsteps, having been the first assistant editor on Quarantine, visual effects editor on My Bloody Valentine 3D, assistant editor on The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Lincoln, and co-edited Drive Angry.



Year Film Type Other notes
2011 Drive Angry 3D film
2009 My Bloody Valentine 3D 3D film
2007 White Noise: The Light
2005 Dracula III: Legacy Video
2003 Dracula II: Ascension Video
2000 Dracula 2000
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Video
Year Title Type Notes
2015 Terminator Genisys co-writer
2011 Drive Angry 3D written by
2005 Dracula III: Legacy Video written by
2003 Dracula II: Ascension Video written by
2000 Dracula 2000 Story


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