Peter Briggs

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This article is about the British screenwriter. For the British scientist and university administrator, see Peter Briggs (scientist).
Peter Briggs
Born (1970-12-12) 12 December 1970 (age 43)

Whiston, Merseyside, England
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1991–present

Peter Briggs is an English screenwriter and concept artist who is often hired by Hollywood motion picture studios. Although having worked in the motion picture industry for close to 20 years, he is best known for the film Hellboy. His films draw heavily on sources as diverse as weird fiction, fantasy and war.


Briggs wrote a screenplay for Alien vs. Predator in 1991, which sold to 20th Century Fox through Lawrence Gordon. The project languished in development hell for many years, until a version of the property was brought to the screen by Paul W. S. Anderson in 2004. Briggs' draft cited as an example of strong action writing in Chris Gore's book "The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made".[1]

Briggs' scripted the 2004 film Hellboy, sharing writing credit with director Guillermo Del Toro.


  1. ^ Reviewed by Charles Winecoff on Jul 23, 1999 (1999-07-23). "The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made Review | Book Reviews and News". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 

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