Christophe Gans

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Christophe Gans
Christophe Gans 2010.JPG
Gans in 2010.
BornChristophe Gans
(1960-03-11) 11 March 1960 (age 58)
Antibes, France
OccupationFilm director, producer; screenwriter

Christophe Gans (born 11 March 1960) is a French film director, producer and screenwriter, who specializes in horror and fantasy movies.

Life and career[edit]

Gans was born in Antibes, France. As a teenager, he spent a large portion of his time creating kung fu-themed Super 8 movies with his friends. He later went on to attend the French film school Idhec, where he created his first short film, Silver Slime. He later spent time as a film critic before co-directing his first film, H.P. Lovecraft's: Necronomicon.

His $29 million-budgeted film Brotherhood of the Wolf was a worldwide success, grossing over $70 million+ [1] in theaters worldwide. It became the second-highest-grossing French-language film in the United States since 1980.[2] After the film's success, many producers approached Gans to work on very similar projects to appeal to young audience.[3]

He went on to direct 2006's cinematic adaptation of the video game Silent Hill, as well as the 2014 fantasy film, Beauty and the Beast.

Future projects[edit]

Gans was to write and direct the Capcom video game Onimusha; however, after several setbacks he abandoned it and is now attached to the French film Fantômas.[4][5] He initially was to direct a sequel to Silent Hill, but later pulled out and was replaced by Michael J. Bassett.[6]


Year Film Credited as Note
Director Writer Producer Fight choreographer
1981 Silver Slime Yes Yes Short film[7][better source needed]
1993 H.P. Lovecraft's: Necronomicon Yes Yes Directed first sequence[8]
1995 Crying Freeman Yes Yes Yes
2001 Brotherhood of the Wolf Yes Yes
2004 Saint Ange Yes
2006 Silent Hill Yes Yes
2014 Beauty and the Beast Yes Yes [9]
2019 Corto Maltese Yes Yes


  1. ^ Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001),; accessed 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Foreign Language, 1980-Present". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ "EXCL: Avary Skips Trip to Silent Hill 2". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Onimusha film delayed due to Ledger's death". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Christophe Gans Preps Fantomas With Vincent Cassel". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  6. ^ "EXCL: Avary Skips Trip to Silent Hill 2". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  7. ^ Necronomicon details,; accessed 27 December 2015.
  8. ^ Butler, Craig. "Necronomicon: review". Allmovie. Retrieved September 28, 2009.
  9. ^ "La belle et la bête: Un film de Christophe Gans". Pathé International. Retrieved February 9, 2013.

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