Goddard in 2012 at a The Cabin in the Woods screening
|Born||Andrew Brion Hogan Goddard
February 26, 1975
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director, Producer|
|Notable awards||Writers Guild of America Award
Andrew Brion Hogan Goddard (born February 26, 1975), better known as Drew Goddard, is an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer. He made his feature film directorial debut with the 2012 dark comedy horror-thriller The Cabin in the Woods. In 2015, he penned the film adaption of Andy Weir's book The Martian, for which he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Life and career
Goddard was born in Houston, Texas and was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the son of Colleen Mary (Hogan), a teacher, and Dr. Laurence Woodbury Goddard. Goddard started his career as a staff writer for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, receiving a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation for the former. In 2005, he joined J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot team, where he wrote for both Alias and Lost, winning—along with the Lost writing staff—the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series. In 2006, during its third season, Goddard became the co-executive producer of Lost.
Goddard wrote his first feature in 2008, Cloverfield, directed by Matt Reeves and produced by J.J. Abrams. Cloverfield made $168 million on a $25 million budget. Empire named it the fifth best film of 2008, and the film then went on to win the year's Saturn Award for "Best Science Fiction Film".
Next came Goddard's directorial debut, The Cabin in the Woods, which he co-wrote with Joss Whedon. The Cabin in the Woods was featured on Metacritic's best films of 2012 list, in addition to earning a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film would eventually go on to win the year's Saturn Award for "Best Horror or Thriller Film", as well as garnering Goddard Saturn's "Filmmaker Showcase Award".
In 2013, Goddard—in addition to Matthew Michael Carnahan and Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof—wrote the screenplay for the film World War Z starring Brad Pitt and directed by Marc Forster. The film has grossed $540 million on a $190 million budget. As a result, in June 2013, Paramount announced that it was moving ahead with a sequel.
Goddard wrote the film adaptation of Andy Weir's debut novel The Martian, initially with a view to directing it himself for 20th Century Fox, but was forced to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts. The film was instead directed by Ridley Scott, and Goddard received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay for The Martian.
In December 2013, Marvel officially announced that Goddard will be the executive producer and showrunner for a Daredevil TV series that will be produced by Marvel Television and broadcast on Netflix in 2015, while Sony Pictures also announced that Goddard will write and direct a Sinister Six film. In May 2014, Goddard withdrew from showrunning duties on the Daredevil TV series. In February 2015, after the deal between Marvel and Sony to share the rights to Spider-Man was announced, it was reported that Goddard was in talks with Sony to helm the new Spider-Man reboot film set for release on July 28, 2017. In May 2015, Goddard published an e-book novelization of the Daredevil TV series entitled "Daredevil - The Man Without Fear".
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- "Conversations with Dead People" (with Jane Espenson; Joss Whedon and Marti Noxon uncredited)
- "Never Leave Me"
- "Lies My Parents Told Me" (with David Fury)
- "Dirty Girls"
- "Damage" (with Steven S. DeKnight)
- "Why We Fight" (with DeKnight)
- "The Girl in Question" (with DeKnight)
- "Welcome to Liberty Village" – January 26, 2005
- "Tuesday" – March 30, 2005
- "Mockingbird" – October 20, 2005
- "There's Only One Sydney Bristow" – April 26, 2006 (100th episode)
- "All the Time in the World" – May 22, 2006 (with Jeff Pinkner) (series finale)
- 1.16 – "Outlaws" – February 16, 2005
- 3.02 – "The Glass Ballerina" – October 11, 2006 (with Jeff Pinkner)
- 3.08 – "Flashes Before Your Eyes" – February 14, 2007 (with Damon Lindelof)
- 3.13 – "The Man from Tallahassee" – March 21, 2007 (with Pinkner)
- 3.16 – "One of Us" – April 11, 2007 (with Carlton Cuse)
- 3.20 – "The Man Behind the Curtain" – May 9, 2007 (with Elizabeth Sarnoff)
- 4.02 – "Confirmed Dead" – February 7, 2008 (with Brian K. Vaughan)
- 4.06 – "The Other Woman" – March 6, 2008 (with Christina M. Kim)
- 4.09 – "The Shape of Things to Come" – April 24, 2008 (with Vaughan)
|2012||The Cabin in the Woods||Yes||Yes|
|2013||World War Z||No||Yes|
- Tales of the Vampires (Dark Horse Comics, collected in trade paperback, Tales of the Vampires, 144 pages, December 2004, ISBN 1569717494, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales, 288 pages, January 2011, ISBN 1595826440):
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #12–15: "Wolves at the Gate" (with pencils by Georges Jeanty and inks by Andy Owens, Dark Horse Comics, March–June 2008, tpb, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8, Volume 3: Wolves at the Gate, 136 pages, November 2008, ISBN 1595821651)
- The Goddard book, Volume 2
- "LAHS Graduate Makes Good in Hollywood: Catch his Film Tonight at the Reel Deal". Los Alamos Daily Post. 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2015-03-09.
- "Winners Announced for 2006 Writers Guild Awards". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- Jeff Sneider (April 9, 2014). "Drew Goddard Exits ‘The Martian'; Matt Damon Eyed to Star (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
- "Drew Goddard Joins Daredevil on Netflix". Marvel. December 6, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
- Sony Sets Spider-Man Spinoffs ‘Venom,’ ‘Sinister Six’ With New “Franchise Brain Trust”
- "Spider-Man Spinoff 'Sinister Six' Names Director". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
- Goldberg, Lesley (May 24, 2014). "Marvel's Netflix Drama 'Daredevil' Taps New Showrunner (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Drew Goddard.|
- Drew Goddard at the Internet Movie Database
- Official website
- Drew Goddard talks 'The Cabin in the Woods from CriticizeThis.ca
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight writer