David Twohy

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David Twohy
David Twohy by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Twohy in 2013
David Neil Twohy

(1955-10-18) October 18, 1955 (age 65)
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active1988–present

David Neil Twohy (/ˈt/ TOO-ee; born October 18, 1955) is an American film director and screenwriter.[1]

Early life[edit]

Twohy was born in Los Angeles County, California. He attended college at California State University, Long Beach, graduating with a degree in radio/television/film.


His most notable filmmaking credits have been writing The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford, and writing and directing Pitch Black[2] and its sequels The Chronicles of Riddick[3] and Riddick, all starring Vin Diesel.[4]

He has a cameo in Below as the British captain of the rescue ship.


Feature films
Year Title Director Writer Executive
1988 Critters 2: The Main Course Yes
1989 Warlock Yes
1992 Timescape Yes Yes Directorial Debut
1993 The Fugitive Yes
1994 Terminal Velocity Yes Yes
1995 Waterworld Yes
1996 The Arrival Yes Yes
1997 G.I. Jane Yes
2000 Pitch Black Yes Yes
2001 Impostor Yes
2002 Below Yes Yes Cameo as "British Captain"
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Yes Yes
2009 A Perfect Getaway Yes Yes
2013 Riddick Yes Yes
TBA Furya Yes Yes Announced
Running with Lions Yes Yes Announced
Short films
Year Title Director Writer Producer
2000 Pitch Black: Slam City Yes Yes Yes
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Story
2013 Riddick: Blindsided Yes Yes
Television series
Year Title Director Writer Executive
TBA Merc City Yes Announced
Uncredited writing works
Year Title Notes
1992 Alien 3 Early draft
1995 Last Gasp Television film


  1. ^ "Early Concept Art from Next 'Riddick' Adventure!". BloodyDisgusting.
  2. ^ "David Twohy and Vin Diesel Reteam for Darker 'Riddick'". BloodyDisgusting.
  3. ^ "Vin Diesel Drops Huge Riddick Bomb, Scouting Underway?". BloodyDisgusting.
  4. ^ "'Riddick' Plot Details Revealed, More Monsters!". BloodyDisgusting.

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