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 44)
Whiston, Merseyside, England
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1991–present

Peter Briggs (born 12 December 1970) is an English director, producer, and screenwriter. Although he has 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. The project languished in development hell for many years until a version was brought to the screen by Paul W. S. Anderson in 2004. Briggs' draft was 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. ^ Charles Winecoff on Jul 23, 1999 (1999-07-23). "The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made Review | Book Reviews and News". Retrieved 2014-02-11. [not in citation given]

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